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Fall Medical Research Studies

Up-to-date List of Fall Medical Research Studies

What Research is Being Done?

A clinical study involves research using human volunteers (also called participants) that is intended to add to medical knowledge. There are two main types of clinical studies: clinical trials (also called interventional studies) and observational studies. Following list includes both interventional and observational studies.

Latest Fall Medical Research Studies

Rank Status Study
1 Recruiting CONNECT for Quality: A Study to Reduce Falls in Nursing Homes
Condition: Accidental Falls
Interventions: Behavioral: Falls QI;   Behavioral: Connect
Outcome Measures: Fall related process measures;   Fall rates;   Staff interaction measures;   Probability of Recurrent Falls
2 Recruiting Multifactorial Falls Prevention Program - Brazil
Condition: Accidental Falls
Interventions: Other: On-site exercise;   Other: home-based exercise;   Other: Educational and behavioural;   Other: Management of modifiable risk factors;   Other: Usual care
Outcome Measures: rate of Falls;   proportion of Fallers;   Fall-related self-efficacy;   Balance: Berg Balance Scale, Alternate step test, sit to stand test;   Fall risk: Quick Falls Risk Assessment;   The level of difficulty with daily tasks;   Services use;   Strength: Grip Strength with a dynamometer
3 Recruiting Tailoring Patient Education to Perceived Risk for Falls in Hospitalized Oncology Patients
Condition: Malignant Neoplasm
Interventions: Other: Tailored education intervention;   Other: Standard Fall care
Outcome Measures: Perceived risk for Falls grouped according to the nurses assessment of risk using the University Hospitals (UH) Falls Assessment Tool;   Confidence to minimize Falls assessed using the UH Falls Assessment Tool and the investigator-constructed Perceived Risk Survey (Nurse version);   Willingness to call for assistance;   Relationship between patients perceived risk for Falls and nurses risk assessments;   Patient's satisfaction of the intervention using the final questions on the Perceived Risk Post-Survey
4 Unknown  A Targeted Falls Prevention Program in Rehabilitation In-Patients
Condition: Accidental Falls
Intervention: Other: Multidisciplinary Falls prevention
Outcome Measure: Rate of Falls and Fall-related injury
5 Unknown  Development of an Acceleration Based Fall Risk Detector
Condition: Fall Risk
Intervention: Device: Fall risk detector
Outcome Measure: Acceleration based movement characteristics
6 Recruiting Fall Prevention for Old Community-dwelling People
Condition: Physical Activity
Interventions: Other: Otago home exercise programme;   Other: Motivational interviewing plus Otago
Outcome Measures: Frequence of Falls will be measured with a monthly Fall-calender;   Fall-related injuries will be measured by telephone interviews.;   Physical performance will be measured with Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB);   Dynamic balance will be assessed with Mini-BESTest
7 Unknown  RCT to Reduce Further Falls and Injuries for Older Fallers Presenting to an Emergency Department
Condition: Accidental Falls
Intervention: Behavioral: a customised multifactorial Falls prevention program
Outcome Measures: To evaluate the effectiveness of a customised multifactorial intervention in reducing Falls and Falls related injury rates, compared to "usual care".;   To accurately identify the circumstances, contributory factors and consequences of Falls for older people presenting to Emergency Departments following a Fall.;   To evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention program in improving secondary health and well-being measures, including physical, psychological (fear of Falling, depression), and quality of life indices.;   To identify the physical, functional, and cognitive (executive function) parameters most strongly associated with good outcomeTo conduct an economic evaluation of the interventions and outcomes.;   To provide guidelines for future management of high risk older people presenting to Emergency departments.
8 Unknown  A Study of Why People With Early Memory Problems Fall or Almost Fall
Conditions: Dementia;   Falls;   Near-Falls
Outcome Measure:
9 Not yet recruiting Assessment of a New System to Detect, Quantify and Treat Near Falls in Older Adults
Condition: Idiopathic Fallers
Intervention: Device: new system to detect Near Falls
Outcome Measures: usability of the system to detect Near Falls;   Near Fall severity
10 Unknown  Assessment and Referral Versus Exercise in Primary Prevention of Falls: PA Healthy Steps Program
Conditions: Lower Extremity Weakness;   Balance Problems
Interventions: Behavioral: Assessment and education;   Behavioral: Healthy Steps with Falls Case Management;   Behavioral: Healthy Steps in Motion
Outcome Measures: Falls;   Fall-related injuries requiring hospitalization/emergency department care
11 Unknown  Falls Prevention in Acute Care Hospital
Condition: Falls
Interventions: Other: Multifactorial Falls prevention program;   Other: No Falls prevention intervention
Outcome Measure: Falls rate
12 Unknown  Identify Subjects at Risk for Falling Using Acceleration Based Gait Analysis System
Condition: Fall Risk
Interventions: Device: Fall related movement (stumble) detector;   Device: Fall related movement characteristic (stumble) detector
Outcome Measure: accelerations and acceleration based movement parameters
13 Recruiting Pilot Study of Free From Falls Program in Multiple Sclerosis
Condition: Multiple Sclerosis
Intervention: Behavioral: Educational intervention
Outcome Measures: Change in Fall frequency per month (30 days);   Relationship between paper and electronic Fall calendars
14 Unknown  Community-based Falls Prevention Program for the Elderly
Condition: Falls Prevention
Intervention: Other: active exercise
Outcome Measures: The number of Fallers who have Fallen at least once during the 9-month intervention phase;   The number of injurious Falls and healthcare utilization
15 Unknown  Automatic Detection of Falls and Near Falls
Conditions: Falls;   Missteps
Intervention: Device: Hybrid (3-d accelerometers, and gyroscopes)
Outcome Measure: 3 D acceleration
16 Recruiting Translation of an Evidence-Based Fall-Prevention Program Into Rural West Virginia Churches
Condition: Accidental Falls
Intervention: Other: Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance
Outcome Measures: 10-Meter Walk Test;   Number of Fall-related injuries;   Number of Falls
17 Unknown  Reducing Falls With RENEW in Older Adults Who Have Fallen
Conditions: Muscle Atrophy;   Falls
Intervention: Other: RENEW vs TRAD
Outcome Measures: Incidence of Falls;   Quadriceps volume, strength and power
18 Recruiting Action Seniors! Exercise to Prevent Falls
Condition: Falls
Interventions: Behavioral: Home-based balance and strength retraining exercise program.;   Behavioral: control; usual care
Outcome Measures: Falls over a 12 month period.;   Secondary outcomes of interest include: 1) physiological Falls risk; 2) mobility; 3) cognitive function; and 4) economic evaluation.
19 Recruiting Physical Exercise and Jaques-Dalcroze Eurhythmics: Effects on Physical and Cognitive Functions, and Falls in Seniors
Conditions: Physical Function;   Cognitive Function;   Falls
Interventions: Behavioral: Jaques-Dalcroze eurhythmics training;   Behavioral: Multicomponent exercise training
Outcome Measures: Change in gait variability under dual-task condition;   Change in gait performances (quantitative gait analysis under single and dual-task conditions);   Change in balance performances (quantitative balance analysis);   Change in functional tests performances (Timed Up & Go test and Short Physical Performance Battery);   Incidence of Falls and fractures (prospective daily recording using calendars, to be returned monthly);   Change in cognitive performances (comprehensive neuropsychological battery assessing different aspects of executive functioning);   Change in anxiety/depression (Hospital Anxiety and Depression scale);   Change in fear of Falling (Short-FESI)
20 Recruiting The Effectiveness of a Fall Prevention Program
Condition: Accidental Falls
Interventions: Other: Tailored home intervention;   Other: Sham intervention
Outcome Measure: Number of Falls

These studies may lead to new treatments and are adding insight into Fall etiology and treatment.

A major focus of Fall research is the development of new drugs and other treatment options. Studies seek to identify new drugs to treat various related disorders and to find safer, more effective doses for medications already being used. Other research is aimed at identifying receptors or drug targets.

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