Project ABLE:Advancing Better Living for Elders

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Thomas Jefferson University Identifier:
First received: November 4, 2005
Last updated: March 17, 2015
Last verified: March 2015
The specific aims of the study are to: 1) test the effectiveness of a home-bases intervention to improve home safety, fall efficacy and functional performance; 2) determine if the use of environmental strategies results in occurrence of less negative health events (falls and depression); 3) compare types of environmental strategies accepted and used under different treatment conditions; and 4) evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the intervention program.

Condition Intervention Phase
Frail Elderly
Behavioral: Home-Based Intervention
Behavioral: Multi-component home-based intervention
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Official Title: Enhancing Function of Frail Elders At Home

Further study details as provided by Thomas Jefferson University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Functional difficulty
  • Fear of falling
  • Self-efficacy

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Home hazards
  • Control oriented strategy use
  • Mortality

Estimated Enrollment: 319

Ages Eligible for Study:   70 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 70 years or older
  • community dwelling
  • functional vulnerability/HRCA vulnerability index= >1 problem area

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Mini-Mental Status Examination (MMSE) score of less than or equal to 23
  • legal blindness
  • bed bound
  • nursing home placement or relocation expected within 12 months of study eligibility
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00249925

United States, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19130
Sponsors and Collaborators
Thomas Jefferson University
Principal Investigator: Laura N Gitlin, Ph.D Thomas Jefferson University
  More Information

No publications provided by Thomas Jefferson University

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Thomas Jefferson University Identifier: NCT00249925     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Ro1AG13687
Study First Received: November 4, 2005
Last Updated: March 17, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Thomas Jefferson University:
Home modification
Occupational Therapy
Physical Therapy
Home care processed this record on November 25, 2015