Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition physical activity
Treatments otago home exercise programme, motivational interviewing plus otago
Sponsor Uppsala University
Start date November 2012
End date June 2017
Trial size 420 participants
Trial identifier NCT01778972, 307301, Fall prevention UV

Summary

Fall-related injuries are a major health problem in the growing older population. Most older people are not aware of that physical training can decrease the risk of falling. The aim of tha study is to investigate the effect of the Otago home exercise programme with and without motivational interviewing in community-dwelling people 75 years or older on frequence of falls, fall-related injuries, physical capacity, fall-related self-efficacy, quality of life, mortality and health-related costs.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking single blind (outcomes assessor)
Primary purpose treatment
Arm
(Experimental)
Otago home exercise programme was designed specifically to prevent fall. It consists of a set of leg muscle strengthening and balance retraining exercises progressing in difficulty, and a walking plan. The exercise are individually prescribed and increase in difficulty during a series of five home visits by a physiotherapist.
otago home exercise programme
Otago home exercise program was designed specifically to prevent falls. It consists of a set of leg muscle strengthening and balance retraining exercises progressing in difficulty, and a walking plan. The exercise are individually prescribed and increase in difficulty during a series of five home visits by a physiotherapist.
(Experimental)
This group is not only exercising at home but also getting motivational interviewing from the physiotherapist at he five home visits. The physiotherapists doing motivational interviewing are specially trained in motivational interviewing.
motivational interviewing plus otago
This group is not only exercising at home but also getting motivational interviewing from the physiotherapist at he five home visits. The physiotherapists doing motivational interviewing are specially trained in motivational interviewing.
(No Intervention)
Participants are instructed to live their ordinary lives.

Primary Outcomes

Measure
Frequence of falls will be measured with a monthly fall-calender
time frame: Two year

Secondary Outcomes

Measure
Fall-related injuries will be measured by telephone interviews.
time frame: Two years
Physical performance will be measured with Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB)
time frame: Two years
Dynamic balance will be assessed with Mini-BESTest
time frame: Two years

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 75 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: 75 years or older, community-dwelling, in need of homecare or rollator Exclusion Criteria: Cognitive impairment (below 25 on Mini Mental test) Not able to transfer independently indoors -

Additional Information

Official title Fall Prevention for Old Community-dwelling People in Uppsala, Västerås and Sörmland
Principal investigator Karin E Hellström, PhD
Description Participants in the two intervention groups will exercise at home with supervision from physiotherapist week one, two, four and eight. They will then be contacted for telephone follow-up month five, seven and twelve after the start of training. The control group is encouraged to live as usual. All participants are assessed at baseline, after three, 12 and 24 months from inclusion in the study.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in April 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Uppsala University.