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Dane County Safety Assessment (SAFE) Research Study

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00140322
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 1, 2005
Last Update Posted : February 3, 2016
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Brief Summary:
A randomized controlled trial to assess the effectiveness of an at-home comprehensive approach to preventing falls among adults 65 years and older at high risk for falls.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Falls Behavioral: Exercise, fall risk reduction Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

A randomized controlled trial to assess the effectiveness of a comprehensive approach to preventing falls among adults 65 years and older at high risk for falls. This intervention includes a comprehensive health assessment in each participant's home combined with tailored risk reduction strategies such as individualized strength and balance exercises. The study is also conducting a community-based program to engage and educate physicians about fall prevention.

The goal of the study is to demonstrate a 40% decrease in fall rates. Other expected outcomes include decreased hospital and nursing home stays, improved physical function, and a decreased fear of falling.


Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 455 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Dane County Safety Assessment for Elders (SAFE) Research Study
Study Start Date : October 2002
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2005
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2005

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Falls
U.S. FDA Resources




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Decreased fall rates

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. decreased hospital and nursing home stays
  2. improved physical function
  3. decreased fear of falling


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Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria: Adults age 65+, at high risk for falls, -

Exclusion Criteria: Adults <65 years


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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00140322


Sponsors and Collaborators
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jane Mahoney, MD University of Wisconsin Medical School

Responsible Party: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00140322     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDC-NCIPC-3954
U17/CCU522465
First Posted: September 1, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 3, 2016
Last Verified: February 2016

Keywords provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
falls
injury
elderly