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An Occupational Therapist Fall Prevention Intervention in a Geriatric Primary Care Setting

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: NCT03294447
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified September 2017 by Lydia Royeen, Rush University Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : September 27, 2017
Last Update Posted : September 27, 2017
Western Michigan University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Lydia Royeen, Rush University Medical Center

Brief Summary:

Purpose of the study: To identify if an intervention focused on decreasing fear of falling (FOF) in a geriatric primary care setting implemented by an occupational therapist (OT) has the potential to decrease falls and improve physical, psychological and social factors related to FOF.

The primary research question: Is there an association between fear of falling among geriatric populations and fall prevention interventions that are offered by occupational therapist in a geriatric primary care setting?

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Fall Accident Fall, Accidental Behavioral: Fall Prevention by the Occupational Therapist Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 15 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Association Between Fear of Falling and Fall Prevention Interventions Offered by an Occupational Therapist in a Geriatric Primary Care Setting
Study Start Date : November 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date : November 2017
Estimated Study Completion Date : November 2017

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MedlinePlus related topics: Falls

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Fall Prevention Intervention by OT
Fall prevention interventions implemented by an OT in a geriatric primary care setting for a client immediately following the provider visit within the office.
Behavioral: Fall Prevention by the Occupational Therapist
The interventions included education on adaptive equipment for household activities, adaptive equipment for activities of daily living, proper footwear in all environments, proper body mechanics, position changes, home environment set up, high fall risk activities, safety awareness, low vision and home exercises programs. In addition, discussion and education occurred to improve participation in valued occupations.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The Change of Falls Efficacy Scale-International (FES-I), standardized measure for fear of falling [ Time Frame: One Time visit: 30-50 minutes ]
    The outcome measure is the change between the pre FES-I and post FES-I

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Ages Eligible for Study:   60 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • cognitively intact with a score of 29/30 or higher on the Orientation Log (standardized assessment tool)
  • living in the community
  • English speaking
  • had a fall or near fall in the past year

Exclusion Criteria:

  • received OT services within the past 2 months

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03294447

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Contact: Lydia L. Royeen, Masters 312-942-5371

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United States, Illinois
Geriatric Primary Care Clinic Recruiting
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60612
Contact: Brandy J Hatcher, Bach.   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rush University Medical Center
Western Michigan University
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Principal Investigator: Lydia Royeen, Masters Rush University Medical Center
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Responsible Party: Lydia Royeen, Senior Occupational Therapist, Rush University Medical Center Identifier: NCT03294447    
Other Study ID Numbers: 15082105-IRB01
First Posted: September 27, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 27, 2017
Last Verified: September 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided
Keywords provided by Lydia Royeen, Rush University Medical Center:
Fear of falling