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A Study of Why People With Early Memory Problems Fall or Almost Fall

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified January 2010 by University of Saskatchewan.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation
Information provided by:
University of Saskatchewan
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00434889
First received: February 13, 2007
Last updated: January 8, 2010
Last verified: January 2010
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to identify the factors that are associated with falls and near falls in community-dwelling older adults with early-stage dementia.


Condition
Dementia
Falls
Near-Falls

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Factors Associated With Falls and Near-Falls in Community Dwelling Older Adults With Early-Stage Dementia

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Further study details as provided by University of Saskatchewan:

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: August 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2009
Groups/Cohorts
1
Memory problems
2
No memory problems

Detailed Description:

The specific objectives of this six month study are to: characterize falls and near-falls in community dwelling older adults with early-stage dementia; determine which potentially modifiable physical fall risk factors contribute to falls and near-falls in older adults with early-stage dementia; examine the relationship between dementia sub-type, medical and neuropsychological factors, balance and gait, and falls and near-falls in community dwelling older adults with early-stage dementia.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Community sample

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • males or females over the age of 50 with early-stage dementia as described by Global Deterioration Scale levels 2,3,4 or 5.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • subjects who have a medical condition that significantly predispose them to falls (Meneire's disease or Parkinson's disease)
  • subjects without a caregiver/spouse to assist with the completion of a Fall Diary
  • subjects unable to stand independently or safely walk a short distance either unaided or with the support of an assistive device
  • subjects unable to safely complete the balance and gait evaluations.
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00434889

Contacts
Contact: Vanina Dal Bello-Haas, Ph.D 306-966-6570 vanina.dalbello-haas@usask.ca

Locations
Canada, Saskatchewan
School of Physical Therapy, University of Saskatchewan Recruiting
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, S7N 0W3
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Vanina Dal Bello-Haas, Ph.D University of Saskatchewan
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Vanina Dal Bello-Haas, PhD, PT, Associate Professor, School of Physical Therapy, University of Saskatchewan
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00434889     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BIO-REB 06-181
Study First Received: February 13, 2007
Last Updated: January 8, 2010
Health Authority: Canada: Ethics Review Committee

Keywords provided by University of Saskatchewan:
dementia
falls
risk factors

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Dementia
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, Cognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 17, 2014