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Prehospital Screening to Prevent Injury and Illness

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00382655
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 29, 2006
Last Update Posted : September 29, 2006
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Study Description
Brief Summary:

The goal of this project is to prevent injuries and diseases among older adults through the development and evaluation of a novel emergency medical services (EMS)-based screening program to identify preventable injuries and diseases and refer the identified injuries and diseases for intervention.

To prevent injuries and diseases among older adults, this study specifically aims to:

  1. Evaluate the feasibility of an EMS-based primary prevention program that screens older adults for need of the influenza and pneumococcal vaccine and for risk of falling during emergency medical responses in a rural setting;
  2. Evaluate the outcome of the EMT-implemented screening and education program by performing a 14-day telephone follow-up on older adults cared for by EMTs.

At the conclusion of this award, we will determine if an EMT-implemented primary prevention program for older adults is feasible and benefits the community.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
All Conditions Procedure: Education and referral

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 700 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Prehospital Screening to Prevent Injury and Illness
Study Start Date : February 2003
Estimated Study Completion Date : August 2005
Arms and Interventions

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Receipt of immunizations
  2. Changes to home to prevent falls

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Discussion with physician regarding preventable diseases
  2. Recollection of receiving educational materials

Eligibility Criteria

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 65 or older;
  • Request assistance from intervention group EMS agency
  • Request assistance from control group EMS agency
  • Request assistance between February 2003 and June 2005

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Institutionalized
  • Previous inclusion in study
  • Unable to communicate in English
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00382655

United States, New York
University of Rochester, Department of Emergency Medicine
Rochester, New York, United States, 14642
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Rochester
The John A. Hartford Foundation
University of Chicago
Principal Investigator: Manish N. Shah, MD University of Rochester
More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00382655     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 10019
First Posted: September 29, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 29, 2006
Last Verified: September 2006

Keywords provided by University of Rochester:
Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medical Technicians