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Project ABLE:Advancing Better Living for Elders

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Thomas Jefferson University Identifier:
First received: November 4, 2005
Last updated: April 25, 2016
Last verified: April 2016

November 4, 2005
April 25, 2016
January 2000
June 2004   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • Functional difficulty
  • Fear of falling
  • Self-efficacy
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  • Home hazards
  • Control oriented strategy use
  • Mortality
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Project ABLE:Advancing Better Living for Elders
Enhancing Function of Frail Elders At Home
The specific aims of the study are to: 1) test the effectiveness of a home-bases intervention to improve home safety, fall efficacy and functional performance; 2) determine if the use of environmental strategies results in occurrence of less negative health events (falls and depression); 3) compare types of environmental strategies accepted and used under different treatment conditions; and 4) evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the intervention program.
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Phase 3
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Frail Elderly
  • Behavioral: Home-Based Intervention
  • Behavioral: Multi-component home-based intervention
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Rose KC, Gitlin LN, Dennis MP. Readiness to use compensatory strategies among older adults with functional difficulties. Int Psychogeriatr. 2010 Dec;22(8):1225-39. doi: 10.1017/S1041610210001584.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
January 2005
June 2004   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 70 years or older
  • community dwelling
  • functional vulnerability/HRCA vulnerability index= >1 problem area

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Mini-Mental Status Examination (MMSE) score of less than or equal to 23
  • legal blindness
  • bed bound
  • nursing home placement or relocation expected within 12 months of study eligibility
70 Years and older   (Senior)
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
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Thomas Jefferson University
Thomas Jefferson University
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Principal Investigator: Laura N Gitlin, Ph.D Thomas Jefferson University
Thomas Jefferson University
April 2016

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