Dissemination of Injury Interventions

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified December 2010 by Medical College of Wisconsin.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Medical College of Wisconsin
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00729521
First received: July 31, 2008
Last updated: December 1, 2010
Last verified: December 2010
  Purpose

An important challenge for the field of injury prevention and control is the translation of research findings into effective community-based prevention programs and practices. The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control believes that dissemination research can overcome this challenge by providing insight into the structures and methods needed to translate injury control research into everyday practice. The proposed dissemination research study will rigorously assess whether the use of a "facilitative system" can successfully bridge the gap between injury prevention and control research and the implementation of evidence-driven, community-based programs, policies, and practices. The facilitative system links communities with academic partners to provide communities with the skills and resources needed to help facilitate the community health improvement process. The system identifies what assets are available within communities, as well as the skills and resources needed to work through the community health improvement process. The facilitative system will then provide technical assistance, best practices guides, and direct consultation in carrying out all phases of the community health improvement process. This information is designed to increase community capacity in community assessment, coalition development, accessing and interpreting local injury prevention data, searching and selecting evidence-based research, and program planning and evaluation. The study will use a randomized community trial design to evaluate fall injury occurrence and process measures of program implementation in three groups of communities:

  • a control group receiving no special resources or guidance related to fall injury prevention or the community health improvement process;
  • a "Standard Program" group receiving modest funding to implement an "evidence-based" fall prevention program in their local community;
  • a "Facilitative System" group receiving facilitative system support in addition to the resources provided the Standard Program group.

We hypothesize that the Facilitative System program will be more effective at:

  • reducing fall-related injuries in the elderly;
  • building community coalitions that are goal-oriented and sustainable;
  • implementing community-based, evidence-driven fall prevention programs that are both tailored to the community needs and yet faithful to empirically-tested fall prevention research studies

Condition Intervention
Fall Injury
Elderly
Other: facilitative system
Other: Standard Program

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Facilitating Dissemination of Injury Interventions: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Further study details as provided by Medical College of Wisconsin:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Emergency department and in-patient hospitalization for fall injury [ Time Frame: annually ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Estimated Enrollment: 312
Study Start Date: July 2007
Estimated Primary Completion Date: July 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: Control
a control group receiving no special resources or guidance related to fall injury prevention or the community health improvement process;
Active Comparator: Standard Program
a "Standard Program" group receiving modest funding to implement an "evidence-based" fall prevention program in their local community;
Other: Standard Program
a "Standard Program" group receiving modest funding to implement an "evidence-based" fall prevention program in their local community;
Experimental: Facilitative System
a "Facilitative System" group receiving facilitative system support in addition to the resources provided the Standard Program group
Other: facilitative system
The facilitative system links communities with academic partners to provide communities with the skills and resources needed to help facilitate the community health improvement process. The system identifies what assets are available within communities, as well as the skills and resources needed to work through the community health improvement process. The facilitative system will then provide technical assistance, best practices guides, and direct consultation in carrying out all phases of the community health improvement process. This information is designed to increase community capacity in community assessment, coalition development, accessing and interpreting local injury prevention data, searching and selecting evidence-based research, and program planning and evaluation.

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Communities interested in participating

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Existing facilitative system in community
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00729521

Contacts
Contact: Peter M. Layde, MD 4144568113 playde@mcw.edu
Contact: Ann Christiansen, MPH 4144567660 achristi@mcw.edu

Locations
United States, Wisconsin
Medical College of Wisconsin Recruiting
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, 53226
Principal Investigator: Peter M Layde, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medical College of Wisconsin
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Peter M Layde, MD Medical College of Wisconsin
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Peter M. Layde, MD, MSc, Medical College of Wisconsin
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00729521     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PRO00007160
Study First Received: July 31, 2008
Last Updated: December 1, 2010
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Medical College of Wisconsin:
Fall injury hospitalization
Fall injury emergency department visit
Fall injury death

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 29, 2014