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Comparison of Home-based Video, Print Checklist and Professional Home Assessment in Detection of Fall Hazards at Home

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02775604
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : May 17, 2016
Last Update Posted : March 21, 2018
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
McMaster University

Brief Summary:

The purpose of this study is to assess the feasibility and potential impact of video analysis of footage taken with a GoPro camera video in comparison to a homeowner checklist or gold standard home assessment as a means of detecting home fall hazards.

Investigators hypothesize that the assessment of homes for fall hazards with a GoPro camera will be better than a homeowner paper checklist in hazard identification.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Identification of Home Fall Hazards Behavioral: Home-Based Video Behavioral: Paper Checklist Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

40 community-dwelling adults will be recruited from clinics and the community through posters and advertising (n = 20 in the 50-60 years age group; n = 20 in the 75 years and above age group).

Participants will be randomly allocated to a homeowner paper checklist or a GoPro video assessment and then cross-over to the opposite intervention.

To assess accuracy, a gold standard home assessment will be completed by a trained evaluator, after the homeowner checklist and GoPro video assessment.

Upon completion of the data collection, the evaluator will conduct their assessment (gold standard); review the findings from the GoPro "playback" with the participant, and conduct a semi-structured interview on their prior awareness of fall hazards, perceptions about the different methods of detecting fall hazards in their home; and intentions to remediate identified hazards.


Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 40 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Other
Official Title: Comparison of Home-based Video, Print Checklist and Professional Home Assessment in Detection of Fall Hazards for Older Adults Living at Home: A Pilot Randomized Crossover Trial
Estimated Study Start Date : July 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2018
Estimated Study Completion Date : July 2019

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Home-Based Video
GoPro Camera
Behavioral: Home-Based Video
The participant will use GoPro technology and follow standardized instructions to inspect each room of their house. They will navigate through their home wearing the GoPro camera, recording images about their home and their usual activities and use a talk-aloud approach to describe what they are doing and seeing. The evaluator will provide no feedback during the assessments.

Paper Checklist
Homeowner Print Checklist
Behavioral: Paper Checklist
A paper checklist for fall hazards in the home will be completed by the participants based on standardized verbal instruction.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Fall Hazards [ Time Frame: Within 1 week of completion of assessment ]
    Fall hazard scores will be calculated based on the number and severity of hazards identified from the paper checklist, the GoPro assesment, and the independent evaluation.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Feasibility and Fidelity [ Time Frame: Within 1 week of completion of assessment ]
    A semi-structured interview will be conducted with the participants on their prior awareness of fall hazards and experiences about the different methods of detecting fall hazards in their home.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years to 100 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • community-dwelling adults
  • ability to read, understand and speak English

Exclusion Criteria:

  • prior falls resulting in fractures

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02775604


Locations
Canada, Ontario
McMaster University Not yet recruiting
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8S 1C7
Contact: Margaret Lomotan, BA    905-525-9140 ext 27328    lomotam@mcmaster.ca   
Principal Investigator: Joy MacDermid, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
McMaster University
Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation

Responsible Party: McMaster University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02775604     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HIREB 1950
First Posted: May 17, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 21, 2018
Last Verified: March 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Keywords provided by McMaster University:
fall risks at home
video technology
home assessment