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Effectiveness of an Educational Program in the Prevention of Osteoporosis and Fractures

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00589615
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 10, 2008
Last Update Posted : January 10, 2008
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Miina Sillanpää Foundation
Information provided by:
Helsinki University

Brief Summary:
The study will elucidate the effectiveness of an educational program in the prevention of osteoporosis and fractures. A random sample of the female population in Southern Finland (Uusimaa region) within the age group of 60-70 years was drawn from the population registry. From 1996 through 2000, 2181 women from the population register were recruited and randomly assigned to the intervention and to the control group. The subjects in the intervention group have been on a multidisciplinary program and the subjects in the control group received osteoporosis prevention information through the media and health care system. An end point is any fracture during the ten-year follow-up.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Fractures Osteoporosis Behavioral: multidisciplinary osteoporosis prevention educational program Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 2181 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Effectiveness of an Educational Program in the Prevention of Osteoporosis and Fractures
Study Start Date : January 1996

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: 1
The multidisciplinary osteoporosis prevention study started with a five-day program at a rehabilitation centre and will be followed by one-day group appointments twice.
Behavioral: multidisciplinary osteoporosis prevention educational program
The program includes individualized counseling aimed at improving diet, muscle strength, balance, and informing individuals about home hazards and the use of medicine.

No Intervention: 2
The control group will get information about osteoporosis through media and health care system.




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Ages Eligible for Study:   60 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 60-70 years and living in southern Finland (Uusimaa region)

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Locations
Finland
Miina Sillanpää Foundation
Helsinki, Finland, 00300 Helsinki
Sponsors and Collaborators
Helsinki University
Miina Sillanpää Foundation
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Matti J Välimäki, MD, PhD Helsinki University Central Hospital

Publications:
Responsible Party: Matti Välimäki, MD, PhD, Helsinki University Central Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00589615     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 325/E05/01
Miina Sillanpää Foundation
First Posted: January 10, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 10, 2008
Last Verified: December 2007

Keywords provided by Helsinki University:
vitamin D
bone density

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fractures, Bone
Osteoporosis
Wounds and Injuries
Bone Diseases, Metabolic
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Metabolic Diseases