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The Winchester Falls Project

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00130624
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 15, 2005
Last Update Posted : October 5, 2005
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The study aims to determine whether multidisciplinary assessment of community-based patients, who have had at least one previous fall, reduces the rate of further falls and fall-related problems. The study also aims to determine whether such an intervention, if effective, is best carried out in a primary or secondary care setting.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Accidental Falls Procedure: Multidisciplinary intervention: primary or secondary care Phase 3

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Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 516 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Winchester Falls Project: A Cluster Randomised Community Intervention Trial of Secondary Prevention of Falls in Community-Dwelling Older People
Study Start Date : June 2001
Estimated Study Completion Date : February 2005

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MedlinePlus related topics: Falls
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Arms and Interventions

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Proportion of patients in each group who had at least one further fall during follow up

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Death
  2. Move to institutional care
  3. Change in Barthel Score
  4. Change in timed "get up and go" score
  5. Fractures sustained as a result of a fall
  6. Fall related admissions

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Over 65 years
  • At least two falls in the year preceding recruitment

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Life expectancy of less than 1 year
  • Plans to move from the area within 1 year
  • Abbreviated mental test score of less than 7/10
  • Non-english speaker without available interpreter
  • Nursing home resident
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00130624

United Kingdom
Royal Hampshire County Hospital
Winchester, Hampshire, United Kingdom, SO22 5DG
Sponsors and Collaborators
Winchester and Eastleigh Healthcare NHS Trust
Mid Hampshire Primary Care Trust
Procter and Gamble
Study Director: Chris J Gordon, FRCP Winchester and Eastleigh NHS Trust
Principal Investigator: Claire Spice, MRCP Winchester and Eastleigh NHS Trust
More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00130624     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 133/AB
First Posted: August 15, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 5, 2005
Last Verified: February 2005

Keywords provided by Winchester and Eastleigh Healthcare NHS Trust:
multidisciplinary assessment