Fall Prevention in Elderly: Mechanisms and Strategies

Overview

In communities with over 100,000 residents, to investigate the incidence and mechanisms of fall in elderly, and strategies of fall prevention.

Full Title of Study: “STrategies and mechAnisms of Community-Based falL Prevention in Elderly”

Study Type

  • Study Type: Interventional
  • Study Design
    • Allocation: Non-Randomized
    • Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
    • Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
    • Masking: None (Open Label)
  • Study Primary Completion Date: December 31, 2022

Interventions

  • Behavioral: Exercise
    • Elderly people with or without fall history receive exercise to improve balance. Exercise interevention will be given 6 months in 2020. Outcomes (incidence of fall and biological tests) between two arms will be compared.

Arms, Groups and Cohorts

  • Other: Elderly without fall history
    • Elderly people in the community who have no fall history
  • Other: Elderly with fall history
    • Elderly people in the community who have fall history

Clinical Trial Outcome Measures

Primary Measures

  • Incidence of fall
    • Time Frame: From date of recruitment until the end of the study, assessed up to 42 months (reported once per year)
    • Incidence of fall each year

Secondary Measures

  • Kinematics test
    • Time Frame: From date of recruitment until the end of the study, assessed up to 42 months
    • During balance tests, assessing kinematics by using inertia sensors.
  • Kinetics test
    • Time Frame: From date of recruitment until the end of the study, assessed up to 42 months
    • During balance tests, assessing kinetics by using sEMG (high-density surface EMG).
  • EEG test
    • Time Frame: From date of recruitment until the end of the study, assessed up to 42 months
    • During balance tests, assessing brain mechanisms by using electroencephalogram (EEG).
  • fNIRS test
    • Time Frame: From date of recruitment until the end of the study, assessed up to 42 months
    • During balance tests, assessing brain mechanisms by using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS).
  • MRI assessments
    • Time Frame: From date of recruitment until the end of the study, assessed up to 42 months
    • Using functional magnetic resonance imaging to assess brain mechanisms during foot movements.

Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

  • community dwelling adults without medical conditions to impair walking ability

Exclusion Criteria

  • cognitively or physically unable to cooperate with the examiner to finish the test

Gender Eligibility: All

Minimum Age: 18 Years

Maximum Age: 85 Years

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Investigator Details

  • Lead Sponsor
    • National Research Center for Rehabilitation Technical Aids
  • Collaborator
    • Ministry of Science and Technology of the PeopleĀ“s Republic of China
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Principal Investigator: Pengxu Wei, Director – National Research Center for Rehabilitation Technical Aids
  • Overall Contact(s)
    • HL Su, Dr, 86-10-58122882, suhonglun@nrcrta.cn

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