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Prevention of Falls and Injurious Falls Among Elderly People

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00247546
First Posted: November 2, 2005
Last Update Posted: October 18, 2006
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Information provided by:
The Hospital District of Satakunta
  Purpose
The aim of this study is to describe and analyse the effects of multifactorial trial on the incidence of falls and injurious falls and on different risk factors of falling among the home-dwelling aged.

Condition Intervention
Falls Accidental Falls Behavioral: Multifactorial prevention

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention

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Further study details as provided by The Hospital District of Satakunta:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Incidence of falls and injurious falls

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Risk factors of falling
  • Functional abilities
  • Quality of life
  • Use of health and social services
  • Deaths

Estimated Enrollment: 592
Study Start Date: March 2003
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2005
Detailed Description:

The aims of the study:

  1. To implement a program for the prevention of falls and injurious falls.
  2. To describe the structure and activities of the fall prevention program implemented among the aged who are living in their own home, have at least moderate cognitive abilities, have fallen during previous 12 months and are 65 years of age or older. A further aim is to describe the frequency of participation according to age, gender, residence, health and physical condition.
  3. To describe the effects of prevention on primary risk factors of falling such as muscle strength, balance, eye sight, medications, depression and home hazards in relation to age, gender, health and physical condition.
  4. To describe and assess the effects of prevention on the incidence of falls and injurious falls.
  5. To assess the effects of prevention on physical, cognitive and psychosocial functional abilities, quality of life and use of health and social services and deaths.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 65 years of age or older
  • home-dweller
  • having fallen at least once during the previous 12 months
  • at least moderate cognitive abilities (MMSE over 17)
  • able to walk 10 metres independently

Exclusion Criteria:

  • MMSE under 17
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00247546


Locations
Finland
The Hospital District of Satakunta
Pori, Finland
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Hospital District of Satakunta
Investigators
Study Director: Sirkka-Liisa Kivelä, Professor The Hospital District of Satakunta
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00247546     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 02032002
First Submitted: November 1, 2005
First Posted: November 2, 2005
Last Update Posted: October 18, 2006
Last Verified: September 2006

Keywords provided by The Hospital District of Satakunta:
Falls
Accidental falls
Prevention
Aged
Multifactorial trial