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A randomized controlled trial to assess the effectiveness of an at-home comprehensive approach to preventing falls among adults 65 years and older at high risk for falls.
A randomized controlled trial to assess the effectiveness of a comprehensive approach to preventing falls among adults 65 years and older at high risk for falls. This intervention includes a comprehensive health assessment in each participant's home combined with tailored risk reduction strategies such as individualized strength and balance exercises. The study is also conducting a community-based program to engage and educate physicians about fall prevention.
The goal of the study is to demonstrate a 40% decrease in fall rates. Other expected outcomes include decreased hospital and nursing home stays, improved physical function, and a decreased fear of falling.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention
Exercise, fall risk reduction
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:52:06-0400
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