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Senior Falls Prevention Study

2014-08-27 03:52:42 | BioPortfolio

Summary

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.

Description

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.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Single Blind, Primary Purpose: Prevention

Conditions

Falls Among Older Adults

Intervention

Exercise, education and medical management

Location

Spokane Regional Health District
Spokane
Washington
United States
99201

Status

Completed

Source

Washington State, Department of Health

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:52:42-0400

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