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Trial of a Home Based Strength and Balance Retraining Program in Reducing Falls Risk Factors

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Information provided by:
University of British Columbia
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00323596
First received: May 8, 2006
Last updated: October 23, 2009
Last verified: October 2009
  Purpose

Action Seniors!: A 12-Month Randomized Controlled Trial of a Home Based Strength and Balance Retraining Program in Reducing Falls Risk Factors


Condition Intervention
Falls
Behavioral: physical activity program of strength and balance retraining

Study Type: Observational
Official Title: Action Seniors!: A 12-month Randomized Controlled Trial of a Home Based Strength and Balance Retraining Program in Reducing Falls Risk Factors

Further study details as provided by University of British Columbia:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Falls Risk Factors as measured by the Physiological Profile Assessment (PPA) and its five components (vision, reaction time, knee extension strength, proprioception, sway) [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Fear of falling, cost, injurious falls, Physiologic Profile Assessment (overall score and subcomponents), cognitive performance based on standard neuropsychological tests, and everyday function. All measured at 6 and 12 months [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Biospecimen Retention:   None Retained

None retained


Estimated Enrollment: 71
Study Start Date: September 2004
Study Completion Date: December 2008
Intervention Details:
    Behavioral: physical activity program of strength and balance retraining
    Unspecified
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   70 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

Seniors aged 70 years and older, presenting to a health care provider with a fall.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Aged 70 years and older, present to a health care provider with a fall, mini mental state exam of at least 24

Exclusion Criteria:

Progressive neurological condition, medical condition precluding participation in physical activity, residing in a nursing home/extended care facility

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Locations
Canada, British Columbia
Dept. of Family Practice, UBC
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of British Columbia
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Karim Khan The University of British Columbia
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Dr. Karim Khan, University of British Columbia
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00323596     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: C04-0171
Study First Received: May 8, 2006
Last Updated: October 23, 2009
Health Authority: Canada: Health Canada

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