Condition category
Injury, Occupational Diseases, Poisoning
Date applied
20/12/2005
Date assigned
20/12/2005
Last edited
13/06/2014
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Prof P. Lips

ORCID ID

Contact details

VU Medical Center
Department of Endocrinology
P.O. Box 7057
Amsterdam
1007 MB
Netherlands
+31 (0)20-4440614
p.lips@vumc.nl

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N/A

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

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

Ethics approval

Medical Ethics Committee of the VU University Medical Centre

Study design

Randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Not specified

Trial type

Prevention

Patient information sheet

Not available in web format, please use the contact details below to request a patient information sheet

Condition

Fall incidents

Intervention

The intervention consists of identifying modifiable fall risk factors followed by an individually composed treatment aiming at reducing the identified risk factors.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Applicable

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Time to first fall and time to second fall.

Secondary outcome measures

Performance on functional lower extremity tests

Overall trial start date

01/04/2005

Overall trial end date

01/12/2008

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant 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

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Senior

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

600

Participant 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

Recruitment start date

01/04/2005

Recruitment end date

01/12/2008

Locations

Countries of recruitment

Netherlands

Trial participating centre

VU Medical Center,
Amsterdam
1007 MB
Netherlands

Sponsor information

Organisation

VU University Medical Centre (VUMC) (Netherlands)

Sponsor details

Van der Boechorststraat 7
Amsterdam
1081 BT
Netherlands

Sponsor type

University/education

Website

Funders

Funder type

Not defined

Funder name

Not provided at time of registration

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

2007 protocol in: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17605771
2010 results in: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20625015

Publication citations

  1. Results

    de Vries OJ, Peeters GM, Elders PJ, Muller M, Knol DL, Danner SA, Bouter LM, Lips P, Multifactorial intervention to reduce falls in older people at high risk of recurrent falls: a randomized controlled trial., Arch. Intern. Med., 2010, 170, 13, 1110-1117, doi: 10.1001/archinternmed.2010.169.

  2. Peeters GM, de Vries OJ, Elders PJ, Pluijm SM, Bouter LM, Lips P, Prevention of fall incidents in patients with a high risk of falling: design of a randomised controlled trial with an economic evaluation of the effect of multidisciplinary transmural care., BMC Geriatr, 2007, 7, 15, doi: 10.1186/1471-2318-7-15.

Additional files

Editorial Notes