Condition category
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Date applied
09/10/2002
Date assigned
09/10/2002
Last edited
17/09/2008
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

Dr RME Kuisma

ORCID ID

Contact details

Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hung Hom
Kowloon
-
Hong Kong

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

412006

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

The objective of the study was to compare the effectiveness of domiciliary versus conventional physiotherapy on ambulation and functional ability and the health related quality of life in elderly patients with hip fracture.

Ethics approval

Not provided at time of registration

Study design

Randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Not specified

Trial type

Treatment

Patient information sheet

Condition

Elderly patients with hip fractures, and physiotherapy.

Intervention

During their stay in the operating hospital all the subjects were treated according to the normal procedure in the hospital.

The patients in the control group (NDPT) were transferred to the rehabilitation hospital participating in the standard rehabilitation programme.

The patients in the study group (DPT) were discharged from QEH to their homes to continue postoperative rehabilitation and were visited by a physiotherapist from the operating hospital. Their treatment was planned according to their individual needs following guidelines designed for home rehabilitation.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Compare the ambulation and functional ability and the health related quality of life of the two groups of patients, DPT and NDPT at four months, eight months and a year after the operation for hip fracture.

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

01/01/2001

Overall trial end date

01/01/2002

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Patients over 50 years old who were admitted with a fractured proximal femur to an acute general hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH)

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Senior

Gender

Not Specified

Target number of participants

68

Participant exclusion criteria

Not provided at time of registration

Recruitment start date

01/01/2001

Recruitment end date

01/01/2002

Locations

Countries of recruitment

Hong Kong

Trial participating centre

Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
Kowloon
-
Hong Kong

Sponsor information

Organisation

Hong Kong Health Services Research Fund (Hong Kong)

Sponsor details

Health Welfare and Food Bureau
Government Secretariat
HKSAR
20th floor Murray Building
Garden Road
Central
-
Hong Kong
+852 2973 8288
hsrf@hwfb.gov.hk

Sponsor type

Research organisation

Website

http://www.hwfb.gov.hk/grants/english/welcome/welcome.html

Funders

Funder type

Research organisation

Funder name

Hong Kong Health Services Research Fund (Hong Kong)

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

2002 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12194626

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Kuisma R, A randomized, controlled comparison of home versus institutional rehabilitation of patients with hip fracture., Clin Rehabil, 2002, 16, 5, 553-561.

Additional files

Editorial Notes