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Control of Center of Mass to Predict Balance Ability and Fall Risks in Elderly

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified July 2015 by National Taiwan University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01504217
First Posted: January 5, 2012
Last Update Posted: July 8, 2015
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Taiwan University Hospital
January 3, 2012
January 5, 2012
July 8, 2015
August 2010
December 2016   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Control of Center of Mass to Predict Balance Ability and Fall Risks in Elderly
Analysis of Muscle Strength and Control of Center of Mass Acceleration Mechanism to Predict Balance Ability and Fall Risks in Elderly
Falling among older adults is a major public health concern. In fact, falls are the leading cause of accidental death in older adults both in Taiwan and in the United States. In order to provide effective preventative strategies, the investigators must understand the mechanisms that cause older adults to fall. Thus, the investigators research aim for three objectives: (1) using biomechanical model to identify the deficits in neuromuscular control for older adults (2) to apply research findings to the development of new clinical methods for assessing and recovering balance control in older adults, and (3) to predict fall risks in 1-2 year for older adults from the research findings.
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Observational
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
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Probability Sample
community sample
Healthy
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Unknown status
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December 2016
December 2016   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. can stand for 5 minutes without support
  2. with normal or corrected to normal vision
  3. age between 20-35 years old for young adults group, and 65-80 years old for older adults group
  4. had fall history in the past 3 years for the older adults group.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. pregnant women
  2. with cancer diagnosis
  3. with sensory-motor deficits
  4. with osteoporosis for older adults group (T-score below -2.5)
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Yes
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Taiwan
 
 
NCT01504217
200912073R
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National Taiwan University Hospital
National Taiwan University Hospital
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Principal Investigator: Wei-Li Hsu, PT, PhD National Taiwan University Hospital
National Taiwan University Hospital
July 2015