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Falls Prevention Clinic

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01022866
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified September 2020 by Teresa Liu-Ambrose, University of British Columbia.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : December 1, 2009
Last Update Posted : September 11, 2020
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Teresa Liu-Ambrose, University of British Columbia

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date November 27, 2009
First Posted Date December 1, 2009
Last Update Posted Date September 11, 2020
Actual Study Start Date January 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date January 2022   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Primary Outcome Measures Not Provided
Change History
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 Prevention Clinic
Official Title Vancouver Falls Prevention Clinic Database
Brief Summary

At the Falls Prevention Clinic, each subject receives a comprehensive assessment of his or her individual risk factors for falling in addition to a comprehensive medical examination. Recommendations and appropriate followup tests and referrals are ordered for patients on an individual basis.

Essential for medical advancement is the inquiry into information collected from medical records of older adults at high risk of falls and fracture. On such example is a retrospective chart review we conducted among patients who sustained a hip fracture [14]. The database we propose will provide novel insight into the identification of individuals at high risk for falls, key predictors of falls and associated mortality, morbidity, health related quality of life and healthcare resource utilization. In summary, our database will enable us to assess and improve quality of care, service delivery, patient outcomes, patient reported outcomes and track economic burden.

Detailed Description

Purpose: In community-dwelling seniors aged 70 years and older who attend the Vancouver Falls Prevention Clinic and who consent to allowing their data to form part of the Falls Prevention Clinic Database, we will audit charts to answer the following questions: 1) In terms of mobility and functional status, what characterizes the patient population that is referred to the Falls Prevention Clinic? 2) What is the physiological profile assessment (PPA) of individuals at the Falls Prevention Clinic? 3) What are the demographic characteristics? 4) What are factors that explain differences in health related quality of life and healthcare resource utilization? and 5) For individuals who have a high falls risk profile, what are their specific clinical outcome measures that indicate better or worse health related quality of life?

Objective: To develop a Falls Prevention Clinic Database for subjects who attend the Falls Prevention Clinic at Vancouver General Hospital and Lion's Gate Hospital.

Study Type Observational
Study Design Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Target Follow-Up Duration Not Provided
Biospecimen Not Provided
Sampling Method Non-Probability Sample
Study Population Falls Prevention Clinic
Condition Falls
Intervention Not Provided
Study Groups/Cohorts Not Provided
Publications *

*   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
Estimated Enrollment
 (submitted: March 6, 2014)
Original Estimated Enrollment
 (submitted: November 27, 2009)
Estimated Study Completion Date January 2022
Estimated Primary Completion Date January 2022   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adults ≥70 years attending a Falls Prevention Clinic Service;
  • Understands, speaks, and reads English proficiently;
  • MMSE [11] score > 24/30;
  • A Physiological Profile Assessment (PPA) © [15] score of at least 2 SD above normal OR Timed Up and Go Test (TUG) 68 performance of greater than 15 seconds OR history of at least 2 falls in the previous 12 months;
  • Expected to live greater than12 months;
  • Living in the Metropolitan Vancouver area;
  • Community-dwelling (i.e., not residing in a nursing home, extended care unit, or assisted-care facility);
  • Able to walk 3 meters with or without an assistive device; and
  • Able to provide written informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosed with a neurodegenerative disease (e.g., Parkinson's disease);
  • Diagnosed with dementia (of any type);
  • Had a stroke;
  • Have clinically significant peripheral neuropathy or severe musculoskeletal or joint disease; or
  • Have a history indicative of carotid sinus sensitivity (i.e., syncopal falls).
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages 70 Years and older   (Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers No
Contacts Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries Canada
Removed Location Countries  
Administrative Information
NCT Number NCT01022866
Other Study ID Numbers H09-02370
Has Data Monitoring Committee No
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement Not Provided
Current Responsible Party Teresa Liu-Ambrose, University of British Columbia
Original Responsible Party Dr.Teresa Liu-Ambrose, University of British Columbia
Current Study Sponsor University of British Columbia
Original Study Sponsor Same as current
Collaborators Not Provided
Study Director: Jennifer Davis University of British Columbia
Study Director: Karim Khan University of British Columbia
Principal Investigator: Teresa Liu-Ambrose University of British Columbia
PRS Account University of British Columbia
Verification Date September 2020