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Prevention of fall incidents in patients with a high risk of falling; a multidiciplinairy study on the effects of transmural health care compared to usual care.
DOI 10.1186/ISRCTN11546541
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Public title Prevention of fall incidents in patients with a high risk of falling; a multidiciplinairy study on the effects of transmural health care compared to usual care.
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Acronym N/A
Serial number at source N/A
Study hypothesis 1. The incidence of falls in the elderly can be reduced by identifying elderly at high risk of falling followed by a systematic multidisciplinary examination of the causes of falling and by taking individual preventive measures (transmural health care) in conformity with the recommendations of the CBO guidelines.
2. The risk profile for community-dwelling elderly is valid and useful to identify elderly with a high risk of recurrent falling
Lay summary
Ethics approval Approved by the Medical Ethics Committee of the VU University Medical Centre
Study design Randomised controlled Trial
Countries of recruitment Netherlands
Disease/condition/study domain Fall incidents
Participants - inclusion criteria 1. Community-dwelling elderly who recently fell (less than 3 months ago)
2. Aged 65 and older
3. Mobile
4. Living in the vicinity of the VU medical centre
Participants - exclusion criteria 1. Unable to go to the VU medical centre
2. Unable to sign informed consent
3. Unable to complete a questionnaire or interview
4. Fall is caused by a traffic accident
Anticipated start date 01/04/2005
Anticipated end date 01/12/2008
Status of trial Completed
Patient information material
Target number of participants 600
Interventions The intervention consists of identifying modifiable fall risk factors followed by an individually composed treatment aiming at reducing the identified risk factors.
Primary outcome measure(s) Time to first and time to second fall.
Secondary outcome measure(s) Performance on functional lower extremity tests.
Sources of funding Not provided at time of registration.
Trial website
Publications 1. 2007 protocol in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17605771
2. 2010 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20625015
Contact name Prof  P.  Lips
  Address VU Medical Center,
Department of Endocrinology,
P.O. Box 7057
  City/town Amsterdam
  Zip/Postcode 1007 MB
  Country Netherlands
  Tel +31 (0)20-4440614
  Fax +31 (0)20 4440502
  Email p.lips@vumc.nl
Sponsor VU University Medical Centre (VUMC) (Netherlands)
  Address Van der Boechorststraat 7
  City/town Amsterdam
  Zip/Postcode 1081 BT
  Country Netherlands
Date applied 20/12/2005
Last edited 16/07/2010
Date ISRCTN assigned 20/12/2005
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