Condition category
Injury, Occupational Diseases, Poisoning
Date applied
10/03/2009
Date assigned
07/04/2009
Last edited
20/04/2009
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 Pekka Jalovaara

ORCID ID

Contact details

Bo Box 5000
University of Oulu
Oulu
90014
Finland
+358 (0)8 5529275
pekka.jalovaara@oulu.fi

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N/A

Study information

Scientific title

Geriatric- and physiatric-oriented rehabilitation after hip fracture to improve the ability to live independently: a randomised controlled trial

Acronym

Study hypothesis

The aim here was to compare the impact of geriatric and physiatric rehabilitation on the functional outcome and ability for independent living (versus institutionalisation) in home-dwelling hip fracture patients, using routine rehabilitation (the standard procedure after surgical treatment for hip fracture in Finland) as a control.

Ethics approval

The study was approved by the Ethics Commitee of University of Oulu.

Study design

Ranodomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Other

Trial type

Treatment

Patient information sheet

Condition

Hip fracture

Intervention

Intervention group 1: Physiatric-oriented rehabilitation (mean number of days in the rehabilitation programme = 20.8 days)
Intervention group 2: Geriatric-oriented rehabilitation (mean number of days in the rehabilitation programme = 31.4 days)
Control group: Routine rehabilitation in health centre hospitals (mean number of days in the rehabilitation programme = 31.0 days)

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Applicable

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

The following were assessed at 4 and 12 months:
1. Residental status
2. Walking ability
3. Use of walking aids
4. Activities of daily living (ADL) functions
5. Mortality

Secondary outcome measures

No secondary outcome measures

Overall trial start date

01/01/1997

Overall trial end date

31/12/2000

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

1. Both males and females, aged 50 years or over
2. Patients who were living in their own home or in sheltered housing (comparable to a home of their own but controlled by a warden and with some assistance available) at the time of sustaining the fracture

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Senior

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

600

Participant exclusion criteria

1. Patients who were institutionalised
2. Patients who had pathological fracture
3. Patients who were aged under 49 years

Recruitment start date

01/01/1997

Recruitment end date

31/12/2000

Locations

Countries of recruitment

Finland

Trial participating centre

Bo Box 5000
Oulu
90014
Finland

Sponsor information

Organisation

Finnish Office for Health Technology Assessment (Finland)

Sponsor details

Lintulahdenkuja 4
PL 30
Helsinki
00271
Finland
+358 (0)20 610 7297
finohta@thl.fi

Sponsor type

Government

Website

http://finohta.stakes.fi/FI/index.htm

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

Finnish Office for Health Technology Assessment (Finland)

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

Publication citations

Additional files

Editorial Notes