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A Service Intervention to Reduce Falls in Hospital

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03192384
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified June 2017 by Professor Richard Lilford, University of Warwick.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : June 20, 2017
Last Update Posted : June 20, 2017
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Professor Richard Lilford, University of Warwick

Brief Summary:

The head of nursing at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) plans to roll out an intervention across groups of hospital wards over the next four months. The intervention is designed to reduce falls as part of quality improvement for the hospital. However, the head of nursing has asked the University of Warwick to help with the scientific evaluation of the intervention - to find out whether and to what extent falls on the wards are reduced by the intervention. The University of Warwick will have two functions:

  1. To analyse data on falls to see if there has been a statistically significant drop in fall rates before and after the intervention has been implemented across these groups of wards
  2. To determine a random order in which the groups of wards receive the intervention as this will make it easier to distinguish cause and effect.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Fall Behavioral: Educational programme

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 9 participants
Observational Model: Ecologic or Community
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Step Wedge Cluster Randomised Trial of a Service Intervention to Reduce Falls in Hospital
Actual Study Start Date : May 19, 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date : May 31, 2018
Estimated Study Completion Date : May 31, 2018

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Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Before intervention
Data from clusters before educational programme intervention implemented.
After intervention
Data from clusters after educational programme intervention implemented
Behavioral: Educational programme
Educational programme for ward staff




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Rates of falls per thousand occupied bed days. [ Time Frame: Fall rates will be collated monthly over a one year period to provide a median of approximately six months pre- and six months post-intervention data points. ]
    We hypothesize that fall rates will decrease per 1000 Occupied Bed Days



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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients admitted to wards at the hospital
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patients on ward

Exclusion Criteria:

-


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Locations
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United Kingdom
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire
Coventry, Warwickshire, United Kingdom, CV2 2DX
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Warwick
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

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Responsible Party: Professor Richard Lilford, Director of the Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care West Midlands (CLAHRC WM), University of Warwick
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03192384     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UoW
First Posted: June 20, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 20, 2017
Last Verified: June 2017

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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 Professor Richard Lilford, University of Warwick:
Hospital falls