DUMG, Université Toulouse III Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
Institut du vieillissement, Gérontopôle, Toulouse, France
Inserm UMR1027, Université de Toulouse III Paul Sabatier, Toulouse
In response to demographic challenges, primary care need to get familiar with the concept of frailty and the early detection of cognitive impairment. The « Frailty and Alzheimer's disease prevention into primary care » (FAP) project introduced a geriatric evaluation with a nurse in primary care in order to assess older patients. Our work aimed to evaluate the general practitioner's (GPs) opinion involved in FAP project. Methods: This is an observational descriptive study performed in Occitanie region. 26 GPs have involved in this project. The gathering of information was performed through an online survey. Results: GPs estimated that most of the patients benefiting from a primary care geriatric evaluation would have declined hospital evaluation. 92% of the surveyed GPs gave a strongly positive or positive opinion regarding the detection of previously unidentified health issues and the improvement of patient care following this evaluation. 42% of the GPs found that the personalized plan of cares is difficult or very difficult to do. 73% of the GPs considered that they have a better knowledge of frailty syndrome and cognitive impairment after the evaluation. Conclusion: GPs feedback was very positive and promising for the future. It could be interesting to develop this geriatric evaluation in primary care into new regions.