Secondary Prevention of Osteoporotic Fractures in Residents of Long-Term Care Facilities
Osteoporotic fractures of the hip are a major cause of admission to long-term care facilities. Such fractures put patients at high risk for further fractures, pain and disability. Current data show that many patients in long-term care facilities do not receive FDA medications for their osteoporosis. This trial will test whether a multi-model intervention (which provides feedback about provider use of osteoporosis medications, information about osteoporosis, and currently approved osteoporosis medications)directed at physicians, other health care providers, and nurses will improve the number of prescriptions written for FDA approved medications for osteoporosis treatment.
Behavioral: Long-term care facilities in the intervention arm will receive education and feedback audit on performance
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||Secondary Prevention of Osteoporotic Fractures in Residents of Long-Term Care Facilities Written for FDA Approved Medications for Osteoporosis Treatment.|
- Number of new prescriptions for FDA-Approved osteoporosis medications.
- Secondary Outcome Measures: Changes in number of bone mineral density test ordered, change in the number of hip protectors issued, change in the number of prescriptions for calcium and vitamin D, changes in the rate of new osteoporotic fractures.
|Study Start Date:||January 2005|
|Study Completion Date:||March 2007|
|United States, North Carolina|
|Duke University Medical Center|
|Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27710|
|Principal Investigator:||Kenneth W Lyles, M.D.||Duke University|
|Principal Investigator:||Cathleen S. Colon-Emeric, MD, MHSc||Duke University|