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Control of Center of Mass to Predict Balance Ability and Fall Risks in Elderly

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 July 2015 by National Taiwan University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01504217
First Posted: January 5, 2012
Last Update Posted: July 8, 2015
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Taiwan University Hospital
  Purpose
Falling among older adults is a major public health concern. In fact, falls are the leading cause of accidental death in older adults both in Taiwan and in the United States. In order to provide effective preventative strategies, the investigators must understand the mechanisms that cause older adults to fall. Thus, the investigators research aim for three objectives: (1) using biomechanical model to identify the deficits in neuromuscular control for older adults (2) to apply research findings to the development of new clinical methods for assessing and recovering balance control in older adults, and (3) to predict fall risks in 1-2 year for older adults from the research findings.

Condition
Healthy

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Analysis of Muscle Strength and Control of Center of Mass Acceleration Mechanism to Predict Balance Ability and Fall Risks in Elderly

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Further study details as provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:

Estimated Enrollment: 80
Study Start Date: August 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
community sample
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. can stand for 5 minutes without support
  2. with normal or corrected to normal vision
  3. age between 20-35 years old for young adults group, and 65-80 years old for older adults group
  4. had fall history in the past 3 years for the older adults group.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. pregnant women
  2. with cancer diagnosis
  3. with sensory-motor deficits
  4. with osteoporosis for older adults group (T-score below -2.5)
  Contacts and Locations
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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01504217


Contacts
Contact: Wei-Li Hsu, PT, PhD 886-2-33668127 wlhsu@ntu.edu.tw

Locations
Taiwan
School & Graduate Institute of Physical Therapy College of Medicine, National Taiwan University Recruiting
Taipei, Taiwan, 10055
Contact: Wei-Li Hsu, PT, PhD    886-2-33668127    wlhsu@ntu.edu.tw   
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Wei-Li Hsu, PT, PhD National Taiwan University Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: National Taiwan University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01504217     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 200912073R
First Submitted: January 3, 2012
First Posted: January 5, 2012
Last Update Posted: July 8, 2015
Last Verified: July 2015

Keywords provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:
Healthy older people over 65 years old