Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition fall risk
Treatment fall training
Phase phase 1/phase 2
Sponsor Department of Veterans Affairs
Collaborator University of Illinois at Chicago
Start date October 2008
End date February 2012
Trial size 230 participants
Trial identifier NCT00714051, E4955-R

Summary

The purpose of this study is to test the effectiveness of a fall prevention program for older adults. Participants assigned to the intervention group will train weekly on a special treadmill that will simulate tripping. Patients not assigned to the tripping program will walk on a standard treadmill.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model factorial assignment
Masking single blind (outcomes assessor)
Primary purpose prevention
Arm
(Other)
fall training
using a special treadmill, patients will be trained to avoid falls

Primary Outcomes

Measure
Performance on a tripping test
time frame: 4 weeks

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 65 years up to 80 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - 65-80 yr old, - normal reflexes and muscle tone Exclusion Criteria: - lower extremity fracture or surgery last 5 yrs - back surgery or disc herniation last 5 yrs - noticeable gait impairment, - low back pain, - decreased disease-related vision, - dizziness, - history of heart problems, - bone mineral density <.65, - mini-mental score <24

Additional Information

Official title Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults
Principal investigator Eileen G. Collins, PhD RN
Description The purpose of this study is to test the effectiveness of a fall prevention program for older adults. Participants assigned to the intervention group will train weekly on a special treadmill that will simulate tripping. Patients not assigned to the tripping program will walk on a standard treadmill. The training program will last for 4 weeks. Upon completion, participants will complete a test where a trip is simulated. Those assigned to the intervention group will test one additional time as well.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in June 2014.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Department of Veterans Affairs.