Preventing Falls Among Older Fallers to Test the Effect of LIVE-LiFE, a Home-Based, Tailored Fall Prevention Program (LIVE-LiFE)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03351413|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : November 22, 2017
Last Update Posted : November 21, 2018
Purpose: To test the effect of LIVE-LiFE, a home-based, tailored fall prevention program for older adults with a high risk for falling.
Study Type: Single-blind, two group randomized pilot trial. Randomization is 2:1 (27 intervention, 13 control). Participants have a chance of being in the LIVE-LiFE group or the control group.
Safe-LiFE Group: Individually tailored intervention at the participant's home spaced across 12 weeks including:
- Home safety assessment and risk reduction strategies; incorporating strength and balance training into daily habits vision screening and referral; and education about fear of falling and falls
- Home repairs, modifications, and low cost assistive devices to address unsafe home environments increasing fall risk
- Medication review and feedback concerning medications with increased fall risk
• An individualized fall risk assessment provided to participant and their primary care provider
Sample: 40 community-dwelling older adults in Baltimore City or County
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Fall Prevention||Other: LIVE-LiFE to Prevent Falls Among Older Fallers||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||40 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Intervention Model Description:||Single-blind, two group randomized pilot trial. Randomization is 2:1 (27 intervention, 13 control). Participants have a chance of being in the LIVE-LiFE group or the control group.|
|Official Title:||SAFE-LiFE to Prevent Falls Among Older Fallers|
|Actual Study Start Date :||July 1, 2017|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||February 2019|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||June 2019|
LIVE-LiFE to Prevent Falls Among Older Fallers Intervention, which is an individually tailored program at the participant's home spaced across 12 weeks including:
Other: LIVE-LiFE to Prevent Falls Among Older Fallers
LIVE-LiFE Intervention: Individually tailored program at the participant's home spaced across 12 weeks including:
Measurement intervals: Baseline, 4 months, 8 months (with $25 gift card given at each visit for your time)
Other Name: LIVE-LiFE
No Intervention: Control
- An individualized fall risk assessment provided to participant and their primary care provider
- Times Up and Go Test [ Time Frame: Baseline to 16 weeks ]A test used to assess the length of time it takes a person to get out of a chair, walk 10 feet, turn around and sit back down in the same chair.
- Falls Self-Efficacy [ Time Frame: Baseline to 16 weeks ]The confidence a person has in their ability to walk without falling measured via a 10-item Likert -type 10-point scale with score ranges from 10-100, where 10 is low confidence and 100 is high confidence in their ability to perform various activities without falling.
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): NCT03351413
|Contact: Melissa D Hladek, PhD(c)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|United States, Maryland|
|Johns Hopkins University||Recruiting|
|Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21205|
|Principal Investigator:||Sarah L Szanton, PhD||Johns Hopkins University|