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Prevention of falling


- candidate number21185
- NTR NumberNTR5015
- ISRCTNISRCTN no longer applicable
- Date ISRCTN created
- date ISRCTN requested
- Date Registered NTR22-dec-2014
- Secondary IDsP14-31 
- Public TitlePrevention of falling
- Scientific TitleRandomized controlled intervention trial on falling and functional decline in the hospitalized elderly
- ACRONYM-
- hypothesisWith a daily activity programme concerning activities of daily life with occupational therapy by volunteers , physiotherapy and ergotherapy , probably functional decline does not develop or the condition of the patients can improve and it can reduce the falling incidence in hospital
- Healt Condition(s) or Problem(s) studiedFalling, Functional decline, Older adults, Prevention
- Inclusion criteria- agreement by the attending doctor;
- patients >70 year;
- stay in hospital > 3 days;c - informed consent;
- ability to read and write Dutch.
- Exclusion criteria- patients in isolation precautions;
- patients who can not go to the room
where the activity programme is given;
- patients participating in another study.
- mec approval receivedyes
- multicenter trialno
- randomisedyes
- masking/blindingNone
- controlNot applicable
- groupCrossover
- TypeSingle arm
- Studytypeintervention
- planned startdate 5-jan-2015
- planned closingdate5-jan-2017
- Target number of participants496
- InterventionsA daily two hours activities of daily life programme with occupational therapy by volunteers , physiotherapy and ergotherapy to improve the physical and mental condition.
- Primary outcomelncidence of falling and functional decline.
- Secondary outcomelncidence of risk on functional decline and quality of life.
- Timepoints- at admission to the hospital
- at discharge from the hospital
- 3 months after discharge from the hospital
- Trial web site-
- statusplanned
- CONTACT FOR PUBLIC QUERIESVerpleegkundig onderzoeker Sandra Koster
- CONTACT for SCIENTIFIC QUERIES
- Sponsor/Initiator
- Funding
(Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support)
Medisch Spectrum Twente
- PublicationsThe results of the sudy will be published
- Brief summaryBackground of the study:
Over 25% of hospitalized patients is >70 years (400.000 patients a year in the Netherlands ).A hospita! stay in elderly is associated with complications like an infection, malnutrition , delirium, decubitus or a fall. 30-60% of these patients develop functional decline. About 30-60% of the older patients develop new dependence in activities of daily living (ADL) during a hospital stay, which results in progressive disability after discharge.

Objective of the study:
With a daily activity programme concerning activities of daily life with occupational therapy by volunteers , physiotherapy and ergotherapy , probably functional decline does not develop or the condition of the patients can improve and it can reduce the falling incidence in hospital.

Study design:
With a randomized controlled intervention trial, investigating if and in what way a dailyactivity programme in hospitalized elderly 70 years, based on the physical and cognitive condition, can reduce the fall incidence in hospital and how it influences functional decline.

Study population:
496 patients >70 years in Medisch Spectrum Twente in the following wards : internal medicine and cardiology. The intervention group follows a daily activity programme and the intervention group receives the regular care.

lntervention:
A daily two hours activities of daily life program me with occupational therapy by volunteers , physiotherapy and ergotherapy to improve the physical and mental condition.
- Main changes (audit trail)
- RECORD22-dec-2014 - 11-apr-2015


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