Examination and Treatment of Elderly After a Fall

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 27, 2005
Last Update Posted : August 21, 2008
Ministry of the Interior and Health, Denmark
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Glostrup University Hospital, Copenhagen

Brief Summary:
Falls and injurious falls are common among elderly people. The aim of the study is to test a model of multifactorial fall intervention in a Danish population of elderly sustaining a fall. Focus is on prevention of further falls, patients views on fall prevention and a cost-effectiveness analysis.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Accidental Falls Other: multifactorial intervention Other: Usual care Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 392 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Examination and Treatment of Elderly After a Fall- an Analysis in a Medical Technology Evaluation Perspective
Study Start Date : September 2005
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2008

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MedlinePlus related topics: Falls

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1
Identification of individual risk factors for falls and specified intervention aimed diminishing these risk factors in the individual.
Other: multifactorial intervention
Identification of medical, cardiovascular, physical risk factors for falls; e.g. vision, drug-use, depression, carotid sinus syndrome, orthostatic hypotension, etc. Individual intervention; treatment of disease, drug review, pacemaker, exercises, new glasses, all if indicated.

Placebo Comparator: 2
Usual care
Other: Usual care
No intervention, but ususal care after an accidental fall.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of falls and injurious falls in 12 months

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Health related Quality of Life
  2. Fear of falling
  3. Dependence
  4. Use of hospital, primary care etc.
  5. Mortality

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 65 years old or older
  • Having been treated in emergency department or submitted to hospital after a fall
  • Living in the Glostrup area.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Fall due to strong external force, new apoplexia cerebri, epileptic seizure, alcohol intoxication.
  • Known cognitive impairment
  • Not able to walk prior to fall
  • Living in institution
  • Planned geriatric intervention.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00226486

Department of Geriatrics, Amtssygehuset i Glostrup
Glostrup, Denmark, 2600
Sponsors and Collaborators
Glostrup University Hospital, Copenhagen
Ministry of the Interior and Health, Denmark
Principal Investigator: Ane B Vind, Dr. Glostrup University Hospital