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The Winchester Falls Project

This study has been completed.
Mid Hampshire Primary Care Trust
Procter and Gamble
Information provided by:
Winchester and Eastleigh Healthcare NHS Trust Identifier:
First received: August 12, 2005
Last updated: October 4, 2005
Last verified: February 2005
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 Intervention Phase
Accidental Falls
Procedure: Multidisciplinary intervention: primary or secondary care
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: 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

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Further study details as provided by Winchester and Eastleigh Healthcare NHS Trust:

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

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Death
  • Move to institutional care
  • Change in Barthel Score
  • Change in timed "get up and go" score
  • Fractures sustained as a result of a fall
  • Fall related admissions

Estimated Enrollment: 516
Study Start Date: June 2001
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2005
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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
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: 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 Identifier: NCT00130624     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 133/AB
Study First Received: August 12, 2005
Last Updated: October 4, 2005

Keywords provided by Winchester and Eastleigh Healthcare NHS Trust:
multidisciplinary assessment processed this record on April 28, 2017