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Prehospital Screening to Prevent Injury and Illness

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00382655
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 29, 2006
Last Update Posted : September 29, 2006
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September 27, 2006
September 29, 2006
September 29, 2006
February 2003
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  • Receipt of immunizations
  • Changes to home to prevent falls
Same as current
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  • Discussion with physician regarding preventable diseases
  • Recollection of receiving educational materials
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Prehospital Screening to Prevent Injury and Illness
Prehospital Screening to Prevent Injury and Illness

The goal of this project is to prevent injuries and diseases among older adults through the development and evaluation of a novel emergency medical services (EMS)-based screening program to identify preventable injuries and diseases and refer the identified injuries and diseases for intervention.

To prevent injuries and diseases among older adults, this study specifically aims to:

  1. Evaluate the feasibility of an EMS-based primary prevention program that screens older adults for need of the influenza and pneumococcal vaccine and for risk of falling during emergency medical responses in a rural setting;
  2. Evaluate the outcome of the EMT-implemented screening and education program by performing a 14-day telephone follow-up on older adults cared for by EMTs.

At the conclusion of this award, we will determine if an EMT-implemented primary prevention program for older adults is feasible and benefits the community.

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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
All Conditions
Procedure: Education and referral
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August 2005
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 65 or older;
  • Request assistance from intervention group EMS agency
  • Request assistance from control group EMS agency
  • Request assistance between February 2003 and June 2005

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Institutionalized
  • Previous inclusion in study
  • Unable to communicate in English
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
65 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
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University of Rochester
  • The John A. Hartford Foundation
  • University of Chicago
Principal Investigator: Manish N. Shah, MD University of Rochester
University of Rochester
September 2006

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