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

Brief Summary:
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 or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Frail Elderly Behavioral: Home-Based Intervention Behavioral: Multi-component home-based intervention Phase 3

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 319 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single
Official Title: Enhancing Function of Frail Elders At Home
Study Start Date : January 2000
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2004
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2005

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Functional difficulty
  2. Fear of falling
  3. Self-efficacy

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Home hazards
  2. Control oriented strategy use
  3. Mortality

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Ages Eligible for Study:   70 Years and older   (Older Adult)
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 (NCT number): 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

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 )
First Posted: November 7, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 26, 2016
Last Verified: April 2016

Keywords provided by Thomas Jefferson University:
Home modification
Occupational Therapy
Physical Therapy
Home care