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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
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.

Condition Intervention Phase
Frail Elderly Behavioral: Home-Based Intervention Behavioral: Multi-component home-based intervention Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single
Official Title: Enhancing Function of Frail Elders At Home

Further study details as provided by Thomas Jefferson University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Functional difficulty
  • Fear of falling
  • Self-efficacy

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Home hazards
  • Control oriented strategy use
  • Mortality

Estimated Enrollment: 319
Study Start Date: January 2000
Study Completion Date: January 2005
Primary Completion Date: June 2004 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   70 Years and older   (Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

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
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00249925

United States, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19130
Sponsors and Collaborators
Thomas Jefferson University
Principal Investigator: Laura N Gitlin, Ph.D Thomas Jefferson University
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Thomas Jefferson University Identifier: NCT00249925     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R01AG013687 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
Study First Received: November 4, 2005
Last Updated: April 25, 2016

Keywords provided by Thomas Jefferson University:
Home modification
Occupational Therapy
Physical Therapy
Home care processed this record on September 21, 2017