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Who is Falling? - Fall Risk Prediction Among Community Dwelling Elderly. (NOCfao)

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. Know the risks and potential benefits of clinical studies and talk to your health care provider before participating. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT02995317
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : December 16, 2016
Last Update Posted : April 15, 2020
Aalborg Municipality, Denmark
Aalborg University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University College of Northern Denmark

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to investigate if the level of physical activity, selected physical and psychological risk factors can predict risk of falling in older (≥65) community dwellers.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Accidental Fall Other: Number of falls based on an one year follow-up

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 600 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The ≥65 Years NOrthern Jutland Cohort of Fall Risk Assessment With Objective Measurements (the NOCfao Study)
Actual Study Start Date : December 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2020

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MedlinePlus related topics: Falls

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Fall accidents Other: Number of falls based on an one year follow-up

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Self-reported number of falls confirmed by monthly phone calls [ Time Frame: One year follow-up ]

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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
The study will be undertaken in Aalborg Municipality at different activity-centers and nursing homes in collaboration with care workers, nurses and staff at the activity centers, all employed at the Department of Elderly and Health. Furthermore the project manager arranges briefing meetings with groups of employees in order to provide clarification of the project and encourage support of the recruitment of the study-population. Participants satisfying the inclusion and exclusion criteria is contacted by the project group, to ensure that they fully understand what it takes to participate. Subsequently, an appointment for completion of the baseline data is made.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Home dwelling
  • Manage body transfer independently
  • Walking ability for at least 10 meters with or without assistive devices

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Progressive neurological or rheumatologically illness
  • Diagnosed vestibular problems
  • Experienced pain in a substantial degree, limiting or obstructing everyday living
  • Known uncorrected visual or hearing problems.
  • Serious difficulties in speaking, understanding or reading Danish.
  • Cognitive impairment equivalent to Mini Mental State Examination < 23

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02995317

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Contact: Bo Grarup +4572690953

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University College of Northern Denmark Recruiting
Aalborg, Denmark, 9220
Contact: Bo Grarup, Lecturer    +4572690953   
Contact: Rogerio Pessoto Hirata, PhD    +4599409838   
Sponsors and Collaborators
University College of Northern Denmark
Aalborg Municipality, Denmark
Aalborg University
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Principal Investigator: Bo Grarup University College of Northern Denmark
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: University College of Northern Denmark Identifier: NCT02995317    
Other Study ID Numbers: FOU-UU-006
First Posted: December 16, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 15, 2020
Last Verified: April 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided
Keywords provided by University College of Northern Denmark:
Postural Balance
Physical Activity