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Physical Activity | Fall Prevention for Old Community-dwelling People

Physical Activity research study

What is the primary objective of this study?

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.

Who is eligible to participate?

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 -

Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?

Physical Activity

Study Interventions

Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.

Other:Otago home exercise programmeOtago 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.

Other:Motivational interviewing plus OtagoThis 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.

Study Arms

Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.

Otago home training programmeOtago 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.

Motivational interviewing plus OtagoThis 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.

Control gropParticipants are instructed to live their ordinary lives.

Study Status

Active, not recruiting

Start Date: November 2012

Completed Date: December 2018

Phase: N/A

Type: Interventional

Design:

Primary Outcome: Frequence of falls will be measured with a monthly fall-calender

Secondary Outcome: Fall-related injuries will be measured by telephone interviews.

Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references

Principal Investigator: Karin E Hellström, PhD

Lead Sponsor: Uppsala University

Collaborator:

More information:https://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT01778972

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