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Trial of a Home Based Strength and Balance Retraining Program in Reducing Falls Risk Factors

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00323596
First Posted: May 9, 2006
Last Update Posted: October 27, 2009
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Collaborator:
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Information provided by:
University of British Columbia
  Purpose
Action Seniors!: A 12-Month Randomized Controlled Trial of a Home Based Strength and Balance Retraining Program in Reducing Falls Risk Factors

Condition Intervention
Falls Behavioral: physical activity program of strength and balance retraining

Study Type: Observational
Official Title: Action Seniors!: A 12-month Randomized Controlled Trial of a Home Based Strength and Balance Retraining Program in Reducing Falls Risk Factors

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Further study details as provided by University of British Columbia:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Falls Risk Factors as measured by the Physiological Profile Assessment (PPA) and its five components (vision, reaction time, knee extension strength, proprioception, sway) [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Fear of falling, cost, injurious falls, Physiologic Profile Assessment (overall score and subcomponents), cognitive performance based on standard neuropsychological tests, and everyday function. All measured at 6 and 12 months [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

Biospecimen Retention:   None Retained
None retained

Estimated Enrollment: 71
Study Start Date: September 2004
Study Completion Date: December 2008
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   70 Years and older   (Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Seniors aged 70 years and older, presenting to a health care provider with a fall.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Aged 70 years and older, present to a health care provider with a fall, mini mental state exam of at least 24

Exclusion Criteria:

Progressive neurological condition, medical condition precluding participation in physical activity, residing in a nursing home/extended care facility

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00323596


Locations
Canada, British Columbia
Dept. of Family Practice, UBC
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of British Columbia
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Karim Khan The University of British Columbia
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dr. Karim Khan, University of British Columbia
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00323596     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: C04-0171
First Submitted: May 8, 2006
First Posted: May 9, 2006
Last Update Posted: October 27, 2009
Last Verified: October 2009