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The HIP-HOP Flooring Study: Helping Injury Prevention in Hospitalised Older People

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00817869
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 7, 2009
Last Update Posted : December 2, 2014
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
The Dunhill Medical Trust
National Osteoporosis Society
University of Sheffield
Health & Safety Laboratory
National Patient Safety Agency
Department of Health, United Kingdom
Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
University of Bath
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Martin Severs, University of Portsmouth

Brief Summary:
In hospitals, older people can fall and hurt themselves. The investigators want to see if a new type of flooring can help stop people hurting themselves as badly, if they accidentally fall.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Accidental Falls Other: New flooring

Detailed Description:
We will carry out the study in eight elderly care wards across England. We will first study the wards for up to 6 months. Then, half of the wards will have the new floor laid. Wards will be chosen to receive the new floor, or remain with a standard floor, by chance. The new floor has 'shock-absorbent' properties. We will study all the wards for another 12 months. This will allow us to compare the new flooring with the normal flooring.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 571 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Pilot Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial of Flooring to Reduce Injuries From Falls in Elderly Care Units
Study Start Date : April 2010
Primary Completion Date : August 2011
Study Completion Date : August 2011

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Falls
U.S. FDA Resources

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: New Flooring
Will receive 8.3mm thick floor covering (Omnisports EXCEL) to replace previous floor covering.
Other: New flooring
8.3mm thick vinyl floor covering with foam backing, manufactured by Tarkett and installed by Tyndale Flooring Ltd.
Other Name: Omnisports EXCEL
No Intervention: Standard Flooring
Ward will remain with standard floor covering. The overlay will have a comparable slip resistance rating to the new flooring. The sub-floor will also be comparable.



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. fall-related injury [ Time Frame: Study duration = 18 months. Outcome measured for each patient for duration of stay in ward (approx. 30 days). ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of falls [ Time Frame: Study duration = 18 months. Outcome measured for each patient for duration of stay in ward (approx. 30 days). ]
  2. Unexpected adverse events [ Time Frame: Study duration = 18 months. Outcome measured for each patient for duration of stay in ward (approx. 30 days). ]
  3. Slip resistance of flooring [ Time Frame: Measured at 4 time-points over 1.5 years (1 month; 6 months; 12 months; 18 months) ]
  4. Shock-absorbency of flooring [ Time Frame: Measured at 4 time-points over 1.5 years (1 month; 6 months; 12 months; 18 months) ]
  5. Place of residence (for cost-effectiveness analysis) [ Time Frame: Each patient followed-up 3 months post-discharge ]
  6. Quality of life (for cost-effectiveness analysis) [ Time Frame: Each patient followed-up 3 months post-discharge ]
  7. Number of hospital re-admissions (for cost-effectiveness analysis) [ Time Frame: Each patient followed-up 3 months post-discharge ]
  8. User views (patients and staff) [ Time Frame: Collected during 1 year follow-up of intervention sites (months 6 to 18) ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • all patients admitted to the study area on a participating elderly care ward

Exclusion Criteria:


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Locations
United Kingdom
Ward D1, Queen Alexandra Hospital
Portsmouth, Hampshire, United Kingdom, PO6 3LY
Newchurch Ward, St Mary's Hospital
Newport, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom, PO30 5TG
Ruby Ward, Ellesmere Port Hospital
Ellesmere Port, Merseyside, United Kingdom, CH65 6SG
Ward C5, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital
Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, United Kingdom, DN33 2BA
Granby Ward, Harrogate District Hospital
Harrogate, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom, HG2 7SX
Draycott Ward, Weston General Hospital
Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, United Kingdom, BS23 4TQ
Ward 15, Newcastle Freeman Hospital
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom, NE7 7DN
Ward 25, York District Hospital
York, Yorkshire, United Kingdom, YO31 8HE
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Portsmouth
The Dunhill Medical Trust
National Osteoporosis Society
University of Sheffield
Health & Safety Laboratory
National Patient Safety Agency
Department of Health, United Kingdom
Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
University of Bath
Investigators
Study Chair: Martin Severs University of Portsmouth
Study Director: Amy K Drahota University of Portsmouth
Principal Investigator: Derek Ward University of Portsmouth
Principal Investigator: Julie Udell University of Portsmouth