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Fall Risk Prediction and Reduction in Community Ambulators 65 Years of Age or Older

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified April 2009 by Guthrie Healthcare System.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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First received: April 17, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: April 2009
History: No changes posted
The purpose of this study is to assess the diagnostic efficacy of the Tinetti Assessment, Timed up and Go test (TUG) and Gait Speed on predicting fall risk in adults 65 years of age or greater who are community ambulators.

Accidental Falls

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Fall Risk Prediction and Reduction in Community Ambulators 65 Years of Age or Older

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Further study details as provided by Guthrie Healthcare System:

Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: April 2009
Group 1
Recommend assistive device
Group 2
Consultation for PT assessment


Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Genders Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Adults 65 years or older who are community ambulators.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • adults 65 years or older who are community ambulators.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • known neurological disorder;limitation secondary to recent orthopedic condition; currently resides at skilled nursing facility
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00884208

United States, Pennsylvania
Robert Packer Hospital
Sayre, Pennsylvania, United States, 18840
Sponsors and Collaborators
Guthrie Healthcare System
Principal Investigator: Christy Tanton, DPT Guthrie Healthcare System
  More Information

Responsible Party: Christy Tanton, DPT, Guthrie Healthcare System Identifier: NCT00884208     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0903-07 
Study First Received: April 17, 2009
Last Updated: April 17, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board processed this record on January 14, 2017