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Dane County Safety Assessment (SAFE) Research Study

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Information provided by:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00140322
First received: August 30, 2005
Last updated: NA
Last verified: August 2005
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

A randomized controlled trial to assess the effectiveness of an at-home comprehensive approach to preventing falls among adults 65 years and older at high risk for falls.


Condition Intervention
Falls
Behavioral: Exercise, fall risk reduction

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Dane County Safety Assessment for Elders (SAFE) Research Study

Further study details as provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Decreased fall rates

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • decreased hospital and nursing home stays
  • improved physical function
  • decreased fear of falling

Estimated Enrollment: 455
Study Start Date: October 2002
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2005
Detailed Description:

A randomized controlled trial to assess the effectiveness of a comprehensive approach to preventing falls among adults 65 years and older at high risk for falls. This intervention includes a comprehensive health assessment in each participant's home combined with tailored risk reduction strategies such as individualized strength and balance exercises. The study is also conducting a community-based program to engage and educate physicians about fall prevention.

The goal of the study is to demonstrate a 40% decrease in fall rates. Other expected outcomes include decreased hospital and nursing home stays, improved physical function, and a decreased fear of falling.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria: Adults age 65+, at high risk for falls, -

Exclusion Criteria: Adults <65 years

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  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00140322

Sponsors and Collaborators
Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jane Mahoney, MD University of Wisconsin Medical School
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00140322     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDC-NCIPC-3954, U17/CCU522465
Study First Received: August 30, 2005
Last Updated: August 30, 2005
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
falls
injury
elderly

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on November 24, 2014