Examination and Treatment of Elderly After a Fall
Falls and injurious falls are common among elderly people. The aim of the study is to test a model of multifactorial fall intervention in a Danish population of elderly sustaining a fall. Focus is on prevention of further falls, patients views on fall prevention and a cost-effectiveness analysis.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||Examination and Treatment of Elderly After a Fall- an Analysis in a Medical Technology Evaluation Perspective|
- Number of falls and injurious falls in 12 months
- Health related Quality of Life
- Fear of falling
- Use of hospital, primary care etc.
|Study Start Date:||September 2005|
|Study Completion Date:||March 2008|
|Primary Completion Date:||March 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Identification of individual risk factors for falls and specified intervention aimed diminishing these risk factors in the individual.
Other: multifactorial intervention
Identification of medical, cardiovascular, physical risk factors for falls; e.g. vision, drug-use, depression, carotid sinus syndrome, orthostatic hypotension, etc. Individual intervention; treatment of disease, drug review, pacemaker, exercises, new glasses, all if indicated.
Placebo Comparator: 2
Other: Usual care
No intervention, but ususal care after an accidental fall.
|Department of Geriatrics, Amtssygehuset i Glostrup|
|Glostrup, Denmark, 2600|
|Principal Investigator:||Ane B Vind, Dr.||Glostrup University Hospital|