A Study to Establish a Rochester Older Adult Registry (ROAR)


About this study

The purpose of this study is to create an older adult registry from a primary care population and to identify patients who may be eligible for participation in future research studies.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients had to be seen by a health care provider at least once at the Family Medicine and Primary Care Internal Medicine clinics of Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN or the Mayo Clinic Health System during the study time. 
  • Patients had to be empaneled to a primary care provider.
  • Ability to give informed consent.
  • Ability to read and speak the English language.
  • Age 65 or older.

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • Patients that had not to be seen by a health care provider during the study time.
  • Any participant who refused medical record review.
  • Incarcerated individuals.
  • Hospice enrollment.
  • Memory Care residents.
  • Major Neurocognitive disorder (severe and moderate dementia).


Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Robert Pignolo, M.D., Ph.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Tamara Evans

(507) 284-1004


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