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Improving the prognosis of older dizzy patients in general practice


- candidate number15882
- NTR NumberNTR4346
- ISRCTNISRCTN wordt niet meer aangevraagd.
- Date ISRCTN created
- date ISRCTN requested
- Date Registered NTR15-dec-2013
- Secondary IDsZonMw/HGOG 839110001
- Public TitleImproving the prognosis of older dizzy patients in general practice
- Scientific TitleImproving the prognosis of dizzy elderly: a three-arm validation and intervention study in general practice
- ACRONYM
- hypothesisA risk-factor guided approach is more effective than usual care when treating dizziness in older patients in general practice.
- Healt Condition(s) or Problem(s) studiedOlder adults, Disability, General practice, Prognosis
- Inclusion criteriaPatients of 65 years or older are eligible if they have consulted their GP for a new episode of dizziness, defined as recurrent dizziness, including a giddy or rotational sensation, loss of balance, faint feeling, light-headedness, instability, or tendency to fall.
Selected patients will be invited by their GP to participate in the study after confirming the following eligibility criteria:
a. Suspected current dizziness-related impairment.
b. The ability to speak, read and write Dutch.
c. No severe cognitive impairment.
d. No serious comorbid condition that precludes participation in an exercise programme.
e. No current enrolment in another – interfering – study.
- Exclusion criteriaSee above.
- mec approval receivedno
- multicenter trialno
- randomisedyes
- masking/blindingNone
- controlActive
- groupParallel
- Type2 or more arms, randomized
- Studytypeintervention
- planned startdate 1-jan-2015
- planned closingdate31-dec-2019
- Target number of participants200
- InterventionsThe patients assigned to the intervention group will receive – in addition to usual care as described below – a targeted intervention, consisting of a standardized intervention protocol for the risk factors ‘FRID (fall-risk-increasing drugs’, ‘anxiety and/or depression’, and ‘impaired functional mobility’.
- Primary outcomeDizziness-related impairment, as measured by the Dizziness Handicap Inventory (DHI). Health related quality of life, as measured by the SF-36. Incidence of falls, as measured with a fall calendar.
- Secondary outcomeAnxiety or depression, as measured by the PRIME-MD Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ). Dizziness frequence, as measured by a dizziness calendar.
Health care utilization, as measured by extracted data from the electronic medical records of all participants.
- TimepointsBaseline: questionnaires previously sent by mail and standardized baseline assessment during home visits.
3-months/6-months/9-months/12-months: questionnaire sent by mail.
- Trial web site
- statusplanned
- CONTACT FOR PUBLIC QUERIESDr. O.R. Maarsingh
- CONTACT for SCIENTIFIC QUERIESDr. O.R. Maarsingh
- Sponsor/Initiator VU University Medical Center
- Funding
(Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support)
ZON-MW, The Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development
- PublicationsN/A
- Brief summaryN/A
- Main changes (audit trail)
- RECORD15-dec-2013 - 18-feb-2014


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