Intervention to Reduce Falls Incidence (EPICA)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Andalusian Society of Family Medicine
Spanish Society of Family and Community Medicine
Information provided by:
Andalusian Regional Ministry of Health
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01279525
First received: January 18, 2011
Last updated: NA
Last verified: January 2011
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of a multifactorial intervention program to prevent falls among the elderly as compared to a brief intervention.


Condition Intervention
Patient Fall
Device: multifactorial

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: EFFECTIVENESS OF A MULTIFACTORIAL INTERVENTION PROGRAM TO REDUCE FALLS INCIDENCE AMONG COMMUNITY-LIVING ELDERLY PEOPLE

Further study details as provided by Andalusian Regional Ministry of Health:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • fall incidence rate

Enrollment: 404
Study Start Date: January 2005
Study Completion Date: January 2011
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Multifactorial intervention
Multifactorial intervention to prevent falls
Device: multifactorial
individual advice, information leaflet, physical exercise workshop and home visits

Detailed Description:

The objective of this research is to verify if a simple multifactorial intervention program that is applicable in PC settings is more effective to decrease fall incidence than a brief advice for community-living people aged 70 or older.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   70 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients residing in the community

Exclusion Criteria:

  • to be institutionalized
  • Immobilized or bedridden
  • Present a terminal disease or severe psychiatric illness
  • Have contraindications to physical exercise
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01279525

Locations
Spain
Unidad Docente de Medicina Familiar y Comunitaria
Cordoba, Spain, 14011
Sponsors and Collaborators
Andalusian Regional Ministry of Health
Andalusian Society of Family Medicine
Spanish Society of Family and Community Medicine
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Luis A Pérula, Ph D Andalusian Health Service
  More Information

No publications provided by Andalusian Regional Ministry of Health

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Luis Angel Pérula de Torres, Andalusian Health Service
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01279525     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 279/03, PI-279/03
Study First Received: January 18, 2011
Last Updated: January 18, 2011
Health Authority: Spain: Ethics Committee Regional for Clinical Trials. Andalucia health counseling board

Keywords provided by Andalusian Regional Ministry of Health:
Falls
Prevention
Elderly

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 23, 2014