Balance Impairment and Falls Risk in People With Lower Limb Arthritis, and Can These be Improved With Exercise?

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Melbourne Health
Information provided by:
National Ageing Research Institute, Australia
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00527189
First received: September 6, 2007
Last updated: September 7, 2007
Last verified: September 2007

September 6, 2007
September 7, 2007
January 2006
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Falls Risk Human Activity Profile Confidence Balance Measures Gait Measures
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Balance Impairment and Falls Risk in People With Lower Limb Arthritis, and Can These be Improved With Exercise?
Which Measures of Balance Best Discriminate Balance Impairment and Falls Risk in People With Lower Limb Arthritis, and Can These be Improved With Exercise?

Arthritis has been reported as a risk factor for falls. Few studies have investigated the effect of balance training on balance performance in women with lower limb arthritis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a four-month individualised home exercise programme in improving gait stability and balance for women with arthritis.

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Interventional
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Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Arthritis
Behavioral: Balance Exercises
Home based balance exercises based on Otago Exercise programme
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
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April 2007
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Lower limb osteoarthritis or lower limb rheumatoid arthritis

Exclusion Criteria:

Participants were excluded if they:

  • Did not have lower limb arthritis,
  • Were bed bound,
  • Had additional co-morbidities that confer risk of falls (such as Parkinson's disease, stroke, multiple sclerosis, history of cardiac syncope, epilepsy),
  • Had undergone lower limb surgery within the previous twelve months, and/or
  • Had synvisc or a corticosteroid injection within the last six months.
Female
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Australia
 
NCT00527189
98765
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National Ageing Research Institute, Australia
Melbourne Health
Principal Investigator: Keith Hill, PhD National Ageing Research Institue, Australia
National Ageing Research Institute, Australia
September 2007

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