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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

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.

Condition or disease

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.

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 440 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Vancouver Falls Prevention Clinic Database
Actual Study Start Date : January 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date : January 2022
Estimated Study Completion Date : January 2022

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MedlinePlus related topics: Falls

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Ages Eligible for Study:   70 Years and older   (Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Falls Prevention Clinic

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).

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01022866

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Contact: Stephanie Doherty, MA 604-875-4111 ext 69313 stephanie.doherty@hiphealth.ca

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Canada, British Columbia
Vancouver General Hospital Recruiting
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Contact: Caitlyn Gomez    604-875-4111 ext 66459    Gomez.caitlyn@gmail.com   
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of British Columbia
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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
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Responsible Party: Teresa Liu-Ambrose, Principal Investigator, University of British Columbia
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01022866    
Other Study ID Numbers: H09-02370
First Posted: December 1, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 11, 2020
Last Verified: September 2020
Keywords provided by Teresa Liu-Ambrose, University of British Columbia:
older adults