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Prehospital Screening to Prevent Injury and Illness

This study has been completed.
The John A. Hartford Foundation
University of Chicago
Information provided by:
University of Rochester Identifier:
First received: September 27, 2006
Last updated: NA
Last verified: September 2006
History: No changes posted

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 Intervention
All Conditions
Procedure: Education and referral

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Prehospital Screening to Prevent Injury and Illness

Further study details as provided by University of Rochester:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Receipt of immunizations
  • Changes to home to prevent falls

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Discussion with physician regarding preventable diseases
  • Recollection of receiving educational materials

Estimated Enrollment: 700
Study Start Date: February 2003
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2005

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
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: 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 Identifier: NCT00382655     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 10019
Study First Received: September 27, 2006
Last Updated: September 27, 2006

Keywords provided by University of Rochester:
Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medical Technicians processed this record on April 28, 2017