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Intervention to Reduce Falls Incidence (EPICA)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01279525
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 19, 2011
Last Update Posted : January 19, 2011
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of a multifactorial intervention program to prevent falls among the elderly as compared to a brief intervention.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Patient Fall Device: multifactorial

Detailed Description:
The objective of this research is to verify if a simple multifactorial intervention program that is applicable in PC settings is more effective to decrease fall incidence than a brief advice for community-living people aged 70 or older.

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 404 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Study Start Date : January 2005
Study Completion Date : January 2011

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MedlinePlus related topics: Falls
U.S. FDA Resources

Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Multifactorial intervention
Multifactorial intervention to prevent falls
Device: multifactorial
individual advice, information leaflet, physical exercise workshop and home visits

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. fall incidence rate

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   70 Years and older   (Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients residing in the community

Exclusion Criteria:

  • to be institutionalized
  • Immobilized or bedridden
  • Present a terminal disease or severe psychiatric illness
  • Have contraindications to physical exercise
Contacts and Locations

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Unidad Docente de Medicina Familiar y Comunitaria
Cordoba, Spain, 14011
Sponsors and Collaborators
Andalusian Regional Ministry of Health
Andalusian Society of Family Medicine
Spanish Society of Family and Community Medicine
Principal Investigator: Luis A Pérula, Ph D Andalusian Health Service
More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Luis Angel Pérula de Torres, Andalusian Health Service
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01279525     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 279/03
PI-279/03 ( Other Identifier: Health Department of the Andalusian Region Government )
First Posted: January 19, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 19, 2011
Last Verified: January 2011

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