Nashville, Tennessee 37232


Purpose:

Objective To reduce subsequent falls following Multifactorial Falls Assessment Design: Prospective Case Control Population: Frail elderly Veteran outpatient population referred for falls assessment Methods: Prospective controlled trial of Geriatric Multifactorial Falls Assessment Clinic patients followed for 1 year and outcomes compared to Falls e-Consult Clinic (chart review) and Acute Geriatric Evaluation and Management (GEM) Inpatient Unit discharge control groups.


Study summary:

We designed a prospective controlled trial to compare the effectiveness of outpatient falls assessment and treatment for community-dwelling frail elderly patients with history of falls referred to an active management Geriatric Multifactorial Falls Assessment Clinic with control groups of patients discharged from an Acute Geriatric Evaluation and Management (GEM) Inpatient Unit during the same time period, but who were not specifically referred for falls assessment, and with Falls e-Consult patients (chart review only). We hypothesized that a population of frail elderly referred by their primary care physicians and who reported for evaluation to a Geriatric Multifactorial Falls Assessment Clinic would show a reduction in falls compared to controls, when provided a time-limited consult evaluation with active follow-up for 1 year.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - Community-dwelling frail elderly with history of fall Exclusion Criteria: - Severe dementia


NCT ID:

NCT02356211


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
James Powers, MD
TVHS GRECC

James S Powers, MD
Phone: 615-873-8032
Email: james.powers@vanderbilt.edu


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Nashville, Tennessee 37232
United States

James Powers, MD
Phone: 615-837-8032
Email: james.powers@vanderbilt.edu

Site Status: Recruiting


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: November 24, 2017

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