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GAPcare Fall Prevention Pilot Survey

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT03076593
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified March 2017 by Rhode Island Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : March 10, 2017
Last Update Posted : March 10, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Rhode Island Hospital

Brief Summary:
GAPcare (Geriatric Acute & Post-acute Care Coordination Program for Fall Prevention) is an early stage investigation that surveys older adults who present to the Emergency Department for any illness to determine the feasibility of an Emergency Department (ED)-based multidisciplinary intervention for preventing recurrent falls in older adults. In this observational study, older adults will be approached during routine clinical care in the ED and asked about prior falls, prior experiences having falls treated in the inpatient and outpatient setting, and the investigators will solicit feedback on potential improvement to care in the ED setting for falls.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Fall Other: Exposure: Fall

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 100 participants
Observational Model: Other
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: GAPcare: The Geriatric Acute and Post-acute Care Coordination Program - Pilot Survey
Actual Study Start Date : February 14, 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date : July 1, 2017
Estimated Study Completion Date : July 1, 2017

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MedlinePlus related topics: Falls

Intervention Details:
  • Other: Exposure: Fall
    Participants will be asked about prior falls

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Feasibility of enrollment [ Time Frame: at study enrollment ]
    We will assess the number of patients who were screened and enrolled at our study site

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Type of preventative services offered after a prior fall [ Time Frame: at study enrollment ]
    Participant will be asked what services they were provided after prior falls.

  2. Satisfaction with prior Emergency Department evaluations after a fall using a likert scale [ Time Frame: at study enrollment ]
    Participant will be asked about their satisfaction with prior fall assessments in the ED.

  3. Feedback on prior fall evaluations [ Time Frame: at study enrollment ]
    Participants will give free-text feedback on their perception of the quality of prior outpatient and inpatient fall care

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Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older   (Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Older adults presenting to the Emergency Department at Rhode Island Hospital for any indication

Study inclusion criteria for GAPcare

  • Adult 65 years-old or older
  • Able to communicate in English
  • No cognitive impairment (≥4 on SIS)

Exclusion criteria

• Unable to give informed consent due to intoxication or altered mental status

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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 identifier (NCT number): NCT03076593

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Contact: Karina Bertsch, MSW CCRP

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United States, Rhode Island
Rhode Island Hospital Recruiting
Providence, Rhode Island, United States, 02903
Contact: Elizabeth M Goldberg, MD    401-444-9292      
Principal Investigator: Elizabeth M Goldberg, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rhode Island Hospital
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Principal Investigator: Elizabeth M Goldberg, MD Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University

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Responsible Party: Rhode Island Hospital Identifier: NCT03076593     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UEMF0010
First Posted: March 10, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 10, 2017
Last Verified: March 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Rhode Island Hospital: