Kenosha County Falls Prevention Study

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Kenosha County Aging and Disability Resource Center
Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services
Information provided by:
University of Wisconsin, Madison
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00554437
First received: November 2, 2007
Last updated: November 8, 2008
Last verified: November 2008
  Purpose

Intensive falls prevention programs have been shown to be effective in reducing falls; however, a number of practical programs, based in community setting have not been successful at reducing rate of falls. The purpose of this study was to test, in a randomized, controlled trial, the efficacy of this intermediate-intensity, individual, multifactorial model to reduce falls. It was hypothesized that more contacts would lead to greater adherence and efficacy in reducing falls.


Condition Intervention
Accidental Falls
Behavioral: UW Falls Prevention Program

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Kenosha County Falls Prevention Study: An Intermediate-Intensity, Community-Based, Multifactorial Intervention

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Further study details as provided by University of Wisconsin, Madison:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • rate of falls [ Time Frame: one year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • all-cause hospitalizations [ Time Frame: one year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • nursing home utilizations: number of days and number of admissions [ Time Frame: one year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • change in ADL function from baseline to one year [ Time Frame: one year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 349
Study Start Date: May 2002
Study Completion Date: June 2004
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Intermediate-intensity, community-based, multifactorial falls intervention
Behavioral: UW Falls Prevention Program
The intervention model is of a community-based multifactorial intervention that links participants to existing medical care and service networks. The intervention used an algorithm based on the University of Wisconsin Falls Prevention Clinic, designed to identify predisposing factors for falls; induce risk reduction changes in medical conditions, medications, behavior, physical status, and home environment through recommendations to participants and their physicians; and make sure these changes are long-lasting through follow-up and linkages to other care networks.
Active Comparator: 2
Occupational therapist home safety evaluation
Behavioral: UW Falls Prevention Program
The intervention model is of a community-based multifactorial intervention that links participants to existing medical care and service networks. The intervention used an algorithm based on the University of Wisconsin Falls Prevention Clinic, designed to identify predisposing factors for falls; induce risk reduction changes in medical conditions, medications, behavior, physical status, and home environment through recommendations to participants and their physicians; and make sure these changes are long-lasting through follow-up and linkages to other care networks.

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • aged 65 and older
  • a history of two falls in the previous year or one fall in the previous two years with injury or gait and balance problems
  • independently living in Kenosha County

Exclusion Criteria:

  • unable to give informed consent with no related caregiver in the home
  • enrolled in hospice
  • living in an assisted-living facility
  • expecting to move away permanently from the area
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00554437

Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Kenosha County Aging and Disability Resource Center
Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jane E Mahoney, MD University of Wisconsin, Madison
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Jane E. Mahoney, M.D., University of Wisconsin
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00554437     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2002-Prevention Funding
Study First Received: November 2, 2007
Last Updated: November 8, 2008
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of Wisconsin, Madison:
Accidental Falls
RCT
Age 65 and older
noninstitualized populations

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 22, 2014