Fall Prevention:Dynamic Posturographic Measurements in the Geriatric Population

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
(Lack of Funding)
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Frederick Carrick, PhD, FACCN, Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00719082
First received: July 17, 2008
Last updated: October 29, 2013
Last verified: October 2013
  Purpose

Falls are the greatest cause of accidental death in the elderly. There is no normative data on large groups of geriatric subjects specific to their stability scores obtained by computerized dynamic posturography (CDP). CDP is the standard test to obtain stability scores and is utilized as the gold standard in posturographic evaluations and fall prevention

Hypotheses:

Human stability can be measured by CDP. Increased stability is associated with a lessor probability of falls. Stability decreases as age increases and a normative data collection of stability scores in the geriatric population will allow and promote clinical applications which can be utilized in fall prevention.


Condition
Fall Prevention

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Ecologic or Community
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Fall Prevention:Dynamic Posturographic Measurements in the Geriatric Population

Further study details as provided by Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Forceplate dynamic posturography test [ Time Frame: Immediate ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 0
Study Start Date: July 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
A
Geriatric Community

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  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   55 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Volunteer subjects will be accepted from participants who are over the age of 50 years at the September, 2008 AARP convention in Washington, DC. All subjects must be able to stand with their eyes closed for 30 seconds without falling to be considered eligible for the research study.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All subjects must be able to stand with their eyes closed for 30 seconds without falling

Exclusion Criteria:

  • All subjects who are not able to stand with their eyes closed for 30 seconds without falling
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00719082

Locations
United States, District of Columbia
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20001
Sponsors and Collaborators
Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies
Investigators
Study Chair: Frederick R Carrick, PhD Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Frederick Carrick, PhD, FACCN, Principal Investigator, Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00719082     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CI-IRB-01-7-7-08
Study First Received: July 17, 2008
Last Updated: October 29, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies:
Fall Prevention
Human Stability
Geriatric
Posturography

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 21, 2014