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The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a best practice model for senior falls prevention when implemented in a community setting.
This study will measure differences in the incidence of falls and fall risk factors among subjects assigned to an intervention group and a control group. Subjects in the intervention group will receive a multi-faceted intervention based on best practices. Subjects in the control group will receive written fall prevention education materials. Fall monitoring will be conducted for subjects in both groups.
Specific components of the intervention will include:
- an individual fall risk assessment;
- exercise with balance and strength training;
- education on how to reduce falls and fall risk factors; and
- recommendations for medical care management of identified fall risk factors.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Single Blind, Primary Purpose: Prevention
Falls Among Older Adults
Exercise, education and medical management
Spokane Regional Health District
Washington State, Department of Health
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:52:42-0400
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