Comprehensive Intervention for Falls Prevention in the Elderly

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified December 2006 by Soroka University Medical Center.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
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Soroka University Medical Center Identifier:
First received: December 19, 2006
Last updated: April 12, 2010
Last verified: December 2006
The purpose of this study is to determine whether the comprehensive multidisciplinary intervention (geriatrician, physical therapist and occupational therapist falls risk assessment and intervention)is effective in the falls prevention in the community dwelling elderly.

Condition Intervention
Accidental Falls
Procedure: Comprehensive Multidisciplinary Intervention

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention

Further study details as provided by Soroka University Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • number of falls [ Time Frame: 4 and 12 monthes ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: April 2008
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Procedure: Comprehensive Multidisciplinary Intervention
    Comprehensive Multidisciplinary Intervention
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Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Living in Beer Sheva or Ofakim , Israel
  • Members of Clalit HMO
  • 1 or more falls in past 12 month (self-reported)
  • Age 65 or more
  • Mobile outdoors without wheelchair

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Seriously ill patients - as dyspnea with light exercise, unstable heart disease
  • MMSE less than 18
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00413933

Contact: Yan Press, MD 972-8-6407740

Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev Recruiting
Beer- Sheva, Israel
Contact: Yan Press, MD    972-50-6263903   
Principal Investigator: Yan Press, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Soroka University Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Yan Press, MD Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Yan Press, SorokaUMC Identifier: NCT00413933     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: sor444506ctil 
Study First Received: December 19, 2006
Last Updated: April 12, 2010
Health Authority: Israel: Ministry of Health

Keywords provided by Soroka University Medical Center:
multidisciplinary intervention
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