Dane County Safety Assessment (SAFE) Research Study
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.
|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|
- Decreased fall rates
- decreased hospital and nursing home stays
- improved physical function
- decreased fear of falling
|Study Start Date:||October 2002|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||August 2005|
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.
|Principal Investigator:||Jane Mahoney, MD||University of Wisconsin Medical School|