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
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:
- 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;
- 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.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|All Conditions||Procedure: Education and referral||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Enrollment :||700 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Prehospital Screening to Prevent Injury and Illness|
|Study Start Date :||February 2003|
|Study Completion Date :||August 2005|
- Receipt of immunizations
- Changes to home to prevent falls
- Discussion with physician regarding preventable diseases
- Recollection of receiving educational materials
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00382655
|United States, New York|
|University of Rochester, Department of Emergency Medicine|
|Rochester, New York, United States, 14642|
|Principal Investigator:||Manish N. Shah, MD||University of Rochester|