Examination and Treatment of Elderly After a Fall

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Ministry of the Interior and Health, Denmark
Information provided by:
Glostrup University Hospital, Copenhagen
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00226486
First received: September 23, 2005
Last updated: August 20, 2008
Last verified: August 2008
  Purpose

Falls and injurious falls are common among elderly people. The aim of the study is to test a model of multifactorial fall intervention in a Danish population of elderly sustaining a fall. Focus is on prevention of further falls, patients views on fall prevention and a cost-effectiveness analysis.


Condition Intervention
Accidental Falls
Other: multifactorial intervention
Other: Usual care

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Examination and Treatment of Elderly After a Fall- an Analysis in a Medical Technology Evaluation Perspective

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Further study details as provided by Glostrup University Hospital, Copenhagen:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of falls and injurious falls in 12 months

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Health related Quality of Life
  • Fear of falling
  • Dependence
  • Use of hospital, primary care etc.
  • Mortality

Enrollment: 392
Study Start Date: September 2005
Study Completion Date: March 2008
Primary Completion Date: March 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Identification of individual risk factors for falls and specified intervention aimed diminishing these risk factors in the individual.
Other: multifactorial intervention
Identification of medical, cardiovascular, physical risk factors for falls; e.g. vision, drug-use, depression, carotid sinus syndrome, orthostatic hypotension, etc. Individual intervention; treatment of disease, drug review, pacemaker, exercises, new glasses, all if indicated.
Placebo Comparator: 2
Usual care
Other: Usual care
No intervention, but ususal care after an accidental fall.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 65 years old or older
  • Having been treated in emergency department or submitted to hospital after a fall
  • Living in the Glostrup area.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Fall due to strong external force, new apoplexia cerebri, epileptic seizure, alcohol intoxication.
  • Known cognitive impairment
  • Not able to walk prior to fall
  • Living in institution
  • Planned geriatric intervention.
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Locations
Denmark
Department of Geriatrics, Amtssygehuset i Glostrup
Glostrup, Denmark, 2600
Sponsors and Collaborators
Glostrup University Hospital, Copenhagen
Ministry of the Interior and Health, Denmark
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Ane B Vind, Dr. Glostrup University Hospital
  More Information

No publications provided by Glostrup University Hospital, Copenhagen

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00226486     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KA05059
Study First Received: September 23, 2005
Last Updated: August 20, 2008
Health Authority: Denmark: The Ministry of the Interior and Health

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