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A Study of Why People With Early Memory Problems Fall or Almost Fall

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00434889
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified January 2010 by University of Saskatchewan.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : February 14, 2007
Last Update Posted : January 11, 2010
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation
Information provided by:
University of Saskatchewan

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to identify the factors that are associated with falls and near falls in community-dwelling older adults with early-stage dementia.

Condition or disease
Dementia Falls Near-Falls

Detailed Description:
The specific objectives of this six month study are to: characterize falls and near-falls in community dwelling older adults with early-stage dementia; determine which potentially modifiable physical fall risk factors contribute to falls and near-falls in older adults with early-stage dementia; examine the relationship between dementia sub-type, medical and neuropsychological factors, balance and gait, and falls and near-falls in community dwelling older adults with early-stage dementia.

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 200 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Factors Associated With Falls and Near-Falls in Community Dwelling Older Adults With Early-Stage Dementia
Study Start Date : August 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2009

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Dementia Falls
U.S. FDA Resources

Group/Cohort
1
Memory problems
2
No memory problems




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Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Community sample
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • males or females over the age of 50 with early-stage dementia as described by Global Deterioration Scale levels 2,3,4 or 5.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • subjects who have a medical condition that significantly predispose them to falls (Meneire's disease or Parkinson's disease)
  • subjects without a caregiver/spouse to assist with the completion of a Fall Diary
  • subjects unable to stand independently or safely walk a short distance either unaided or with the support of an assistive device
  • subjects unable to safely complete the balance and gait evaluations.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00434889


Contacts
Contact: Vanina Dal Bello-Haas, Ph.D 306-966-6570 vanina.dalbello-haas@usask.ca

Locations
Canada, Saskatchewan
School of Physical Therapy, University of Saskatchewan Recruiting
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, S7N 0W3
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Vanina Dal Bello-Haas, Ph.D University of Saskatchewan

Responsible Party: Vanina Dal Bello-Haas, PhD, PT, Associate Professor, School of Physical Therapy, University of Saskatchewan
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00434889     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BIO-REB 06-181
First Posted: February 14, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 11, 2010
Last Verified: January 2010

Keywords provided by University of Saskatchewan:
dementia
falls
risk factors

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Dementia
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurocognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders