Who are we?


Signup for

Online registration

Log in to register
your trial

Search a trial




van CCT (UK)

van CCT (UK)

Prevention of fall related sports and physical activity injuries in youth.

- candidate number6530
- NTR NumberNTR2031
- ISRCTNISRCTN wordt niet meer aangevraagd.
- Date ISRCTN created
- date ISRCTN requested
- Date Registered NTR28-sep-2009
- Secondary IDsWC2009-041 Wetenschapscommissie EMGO+ Instituut
- Public TitlePrevention of fall related sports and physical activity injuries in youth.
- Scientific TitleEvaluation of a school based fall related injury prevention training program.
- hypothesisReduction of number of fall related injuries in school children.
- Healt Condition(s) or Problem(s) studiedFall injuries, Children
- Inclusion criteria1. School children (group 5,6,7,8 of Dutch primary schools);
2. Knowledge of the Dutch language;
3. Skilled in reading and writing.
- Exclusion criteriaParticipants have to be mentally and physically capable of completing the training program.
- mec approval receivedno
- multicenter trialno
- randomisedno
- groupParallel
- Type2 or more arms, non-randomized
- Studytypeintervention
- planned startdate 10-jan-2009
- planned closingdate7-jul-2010
- Target number of participants3600
- InterventionsThe intervention group will receive an eight week during fall-related injury prevention training program (titled: ‘Vallen is ook een sport’ © 2009 Consument en Veiligheid). The main purpose of this training is to teach children how to fall safely. This training course can be integrated in primary school gymnastic lessons and will be given by the children’s regular gymnastic teacher.
The (gymnastic) teachers of the control group will execute their normal routine.
- Primary outcomePrimary outcomes are incidence and severity of fall-related injuries. These outcomes will be monitored during the school year by the (gymnastic) teachers. Every week, the children will be asked about their injuries. When a child has suffered a severe injury (according to the definition of van Mechelen et al.), he or she fills in a form that questions the injury. The severity of the injury will be based on the time-loss of participation in physical activity. Because children will only fall if they take part in physical activity, the exposure will be questioned three times during the schoolyear.
- Secondary outcomeTwo secondary outcomes will be measured in this study:
1. Evaluation of the promoting and hindering factors for implementation of the program will be evaluated by questioning both children and teachers (process evaluation);
2. The effect of the training program on fall-coordination and fall-skills will be measured on three occasions during the school year with a physical fall-test. The test will only be executed in 10 classes.
- Timepoints0M = oct 2009;
1M = jan 2010;
2M = may/june 2010.
- Trial web siteN/A
- statusopen: patient inclusion
- Sponsor/Initiator VU University Medical Center, EMGO+ Institute
- Funding
(Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support)
Consument en veiligheid
- PublicationsN/A
- Brief summaryIn the Netherlands, an increase has been found in the number of sports related injuries in children. This increase mainly concerned wrist fractures due to fall-injuries in children aged 8-12 years. Because the increase in injuries does not show a relationship with sports participation, it is theorized that the injuries can be influenced by improving falling skills in school children. To improve these falling skills, Consument en Veilligheid has developed a training program in which children will learn how to fall more safely. The main purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of the training program on incidence and severity of fall-related injuries in primary school children. Furthermore the possibilities of implementing the training program in the gymnastic course will be evaluated, and fall-skills and fall-coordination will be measured.
- Main changes (audit trail)
- RECORD28-sep-2009 - 29-okt-2009

  • Indien u gegevens wilt toevoegen of veranderen, kunt u een mail sturen naar