Fall Recovery Training for Older Adults in Continuous Care Facilities
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02173015|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 24, 2014
Last Update Posted : April 4, 2017
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Accidental Falls||Other: Compensatory step training||Not Applicable|
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|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||150 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Compensatory Step Training for Reducing the Fall Incidence of Older Adults Residing in Continuous Care Facilities|
|Study Start Date :||April 2014|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||October 2016|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||December 2016|
No Intervention: Low Fall Risk
Individuals who have a functional reach greater than 8" and a unipedal stance time greater than 5 s.
No Intervention: High Fall Risk, No Training
Individuals who have a functional reach of 8" or less OR a unipedal stance time of 5 s or less, but do not qualify for compensatory step training due to health concerns.
Experimental: High Fall Risk, Training
Individuals who have a functional reach of 8" or less OR a unipedal stance time of 5 s or less, and qualify for compensatory step training.
Other: Compensatory step training
The training consists of a progression of anterior or posterior treadmill belt movements applied as the subject is standing or walking. This training specifically focuses on aspects important to trip and slip recovery. Subjects will participate in up to 6 sessions in 7 to 30 days. The training intensity (magnitude of disturbance delivered) is progressive and dependent on subject performance. Subjects will be instructed to respond with single or multiple steps in order to prevent a fall. All subjects will be outfitted with a safety harness to prevent injury. Up to 72 disturbances will be delivered each session.
- Fall Incidence [ Time Frame: up to 6 months ]The fall incidence (fallers / total group size) of low-risk residents, high-risk residents who do not complete training, and high-risk residents who complete training.
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02173015
|United States, Minnesota|
|Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905|
|Principal Investigator:||Kenton R Kaufman, PhD||Mayo Clinic|