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

September 23, 2005
August 20, 2008
September 2005
March 2008   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Number of falls and injurious falls in 12 months
Number og falls and injurous falls in 12 months
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00226486 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
  • Health related Quality of Life
  • Fear of falling
  • Dependence
  • Use of hospital, primary care etc.
  • Mortality
  • Healthrelated Quality of Life
  • Fear of falling
  • Dependence
  • Use of hospital, primary care etc.
  • Mortality
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Examination and Treatment of Elderly After a Fall
Examination and Treatment of Elderly After a Fall- an Analysis in a Medical Technology Evaluation Perspective

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.

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Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Accidental Falls
  • 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.
  • Other: Usual care
    No intervention, but ususal care after an accidental fall.
  • Experimental: 1
    Identification of individual risk factors for falls and specified intervention aimed diminishing these risk factors in the individual.
    Intervention: Other: multifactorial intervention
  • Placebo Comparator: 2
    Usual care
    Intervention: Other: Usual care
Vind AB, Andersen HE, Pedersen KD, Joergensen T, Schwarz P. Effect of a program of multifactorial fall prevention on health-related quality of life, functional ability, fear of falling and psychological well-being. A randomized controlled trial. Aging Clin Exp Res. 2010 Jun;22(3):249-54. Epub 2009 Nov 17.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
392
March 2008
March 2008   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

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.
Both
65 Years and older
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Denmark
 
NCT00226486
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Glostrup University Hospital, Copenhagen
Ministry of the Interior and Health, Denmark
Principal Investigator: Ane B Vind, Dr. Glostrup University Hospital
Glostrup University Hospital, Copenhagen
August 2008

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