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Distal Radius Fracture Prospective Database 50-80 Years Old

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Joy MacDermid, Lawson Health Research Institute Identifier:
First received: December 19, 2011
Last updated: March 18, 2014
Last verified: March 2014
The Problem Distal radius fractures (DRF) are common and result in a variable amount of disability. The investigators have completed considerable work in developing tools that measure impairment and disability after DRF . The investigators initial studies indicate that the associated disablement process is multifactorial and variable with only 25% of the resultant disability predicted by baseline patient and injury characteristics. The investigators see DRF as a signal event where some people are at-risk of transitioning from an active lifestyle to inactivity and subsequent health risks. The investigators recent data confirms variable participation following a DRF. The traditional focus in orthopedic/rehabilitative approaches to DRF fracture management has been localized to the wrist, largely ignoring this potential transition and its health impacts. The investigators will initiate a line of investigation that will profile the at-risk older adult who presents with a DRF with the ultimate goal of accurate identification and prevention of adverse activity transitions (active to inactive). In this study the investigators will identify the extent of the problem by quantifying changes in activity/participation and its short-term health impacts. The investigators will also identify the risk factors present at time of injury that predict a loss of mobility/activity/participation. This work has the potential to identify tools and/or clinical prediction rules that identify at-risk individuals at a critical time where early intervention might most easily prevent adverse outcomes associated with inactivity.

Radius Fracture Distal

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Distal Radius Fracture Prospective Database 50-80 Years Old Overview: "Identification of Risk of Adverse Activity Transition Following a Distal Radius Fracture".

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Further study details as provided by Joy MacDermid, Lawson Health Research Institute:

Estimated Enrollment: 195
Study Start Date: January 2012
Study Completion Date: January 2014
Primary Completion Date: January 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
activity level
no treatment


Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Participants aged 50-80 years of age who have incurred a wrist fracture

Inclusion Criteria:

individuals 50-80 years old

  • one month of fracture resulting from a fall from standing height or less will be recruited through our orthopedic surgeon
  • wrist fracture

Exclusion Criteria:

previous history of humeral, hip or vertebral fracture

• Testing will not be performed on patients with evident postural instability, severe chronic conditions (Parkinson's disease) or other vestibulo-ocular abnormalities.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01497080

Canada, Ontario
HULC, St Joseph's health Care London
London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 4V2
Sponsors and Collaborators
Lawson Health Research Institute
Principal Investigator: Joy MacDernmid, PhD St. Joseph's Health Care London
  More Information

Responsible Party: Joy MacDermid, Professor, Lawson Health Research Institute Identifier: NCT01497080     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 18482
Study First Received: December 19, 2011
Last Updated: March 18, 2014

Keywords provided by Joy MacDermid, Lawson Health Research Institute:
distal radius fracture
risk factors
adverse activity transitions following DRF
optimal assessment approach

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fractures, Bone
Radius Fractures
Wounds and Injuries
Forearm Injuries
Arm Injuries processed this record on September 18, 2017