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Falls in Stroke Patients After Hospital Discharge: Prevalence and Risk Factors

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00167063
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified September 2005 by National Taiwan University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : September 14, 2005
Last Update Posted : September 14, 2005
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Taiwan University Hospital

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date September 12, 2005
First Posted Date September 14, 2005
Last Update Posted Date September 14, 2005
Study Start Date August 1999
Primary Completion Date Not Provided
Current Primary Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Primary Outcome Measures Not Provided
Change History No Changes Posted
Current Secondary Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Secondary Outcome Measures Not Provided
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
 
Descriptive Information
Brief Title Falls in Stroke Patients After Hospital Discharge: Prevalence and Risk Factors
Official Title Falls in Stroke Patients After Hospital Discharge: Prevalence and Risk Factors
Brief Summary The purposes of this study are: (1) to investigate the incidence and causes of falls of stroke patients residing in Taipei City and Taipei county after their discharge from the National Taiwan University Hospital, (2) to investigate the relationship between clinical manifestations of stroke patients before their hospital discharge and their incidence of falls after hospital discharge, and (3) to identify the risk factors for stroke patients who frequently fall after hospital discharge.
Detailed Description Falls are one of the most common accidents among stroke patients. Stroke patients are more prone to falls than community-dwelling older adults because of their cumulative risk factors of falls such as cognitive impairment and motor dysfunction. Recent studies on falls in Taiwan have primarily focused on falls of community-dwelling older adults. Research focused on falls among stroke patients in Taiwan, however, is scarce. Studies reported by researchers in other countries have only investigated the incidence and causes of falls of patients staying in medical institutions up to three months post-stroke. Therefore, the incidence and immediate causes of falls remain unknown for post-hospital discharge stroke patients during their sub-acute and chronic stages. In addition, whether falls of stroke patients after hospital discharge could be predicted by their clinical manifestations during hospital stay also requires further investigation.
Study Type Observational
Study Design Observational Model: Defined Population
Time Perspective: Prospective
Target Follow-Up Duration Not Provided
Biospecimen Not Provided
Sampling Method Not Provided
Study Population Not Provided
Condition Stroke
Intervention Not Provided
Study Groups/Cohorts Not Provided
Publications * Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status Unknown status
Enrollment
 (submitted: September¬†12,¬†2005)
100
Original Enrollment Same as current
Study Completion Date December 2000
Primary Completion Date Not Provided
Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • between 40 and 75 years old
  • first onset or recurrent stroke as a result of a single cerebral vascular accident (ischemic or hemorrhage stroke)
  • ever received rehabilitation therapies at National Taiwan University Hospital
  • being willing to take the clinical assessments
  • residents of Taipei City or Taipei County

Exclusion Criteria:

  • having unstable vital sign, unconsciousness, or having serious cognitive, perception, and language impairment, and being unable to follow the order of the experimenter
  • having other neurological diseases(ex. Parkinson's disease or cerebellar disease etc.), or moderate to severe neuromuscular or musculoskeletal disorders, or disorders from systematic diseases those will influence the balance performance other than stroke
Sex/Gender
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages 40 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers No
Contacts Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries Taiwan
Removed Location Countries  
 
Administrative Information
NCT Number NCT00167063
Other Study ID Numbers 55m1
Has Data Monitoring Committee Not Provided
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement Not Provided
Responsible Party Not Provided
Study Sponsor National Taiwan University Hospital
Collaborators Not Provided
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Chein-Wei Chang, MD National Taiwan University Hospital
PRS Account National Taiwan University Hospital
Verification Date September 2005