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Hines, Illinois 60141


Purpose:

The purpose of this study is to test the effectiveness of a fall prevention program for older adults. Participants assigned to the intervention group will train weekly on a special treadmill that will simulate tripping. Patients not assigned to the tripping program will walk on a standard treadmill.


Study summary:

The purpose of this study is to test the effectiveness of a fall prevention program for older adults. Participants assigned to the intervention group will train weekly on a special treadmill that will simulate tripping. Patients not assigned to the tripping program will walk on a standard treadmill. The training program will last for 4 weeks. Upon completion, participants will complete a test where a trip is simulated. Those assigned to the intervention group will test one additional time as well.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - 65-80 yr old, - normal reflexes and muscle tone Exclusion Criteria: - lower extremity fracture or surgery last 5 yrs - back surgery or disc herniation last 5 yrs - noticeable gait impairment, - low back pain, - decreased disease-related vision, - dizziness, - history of heart problems, - bone mineral density <.65, - mini-mental score <24


NCT ID:

NCT00714051


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Eileen G. Collins, PhD RN
Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Hines, Illinois 60141
United States



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Site Status: N/A


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: January 23, 2018

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