Project ABLE:Advancing Better Living for Elders

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 7, 2005
Last Update Posted : April 26, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Thomas Jefferson University

November 4, 2005
November 7, 2005
April 26, 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
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. Epub 2010 Jul 27.

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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
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
70 Years and older   (Senior)
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United States
R01AG013687( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
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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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