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Therapeutic Areas: Cardiology/Vascular Diseases | Musculoskeletal | Dermatology | Neurology
Disease Category: Aging
Location: United States, MO
Washington University School of Medicine seeks volunteers age 65 and older for a home intervention research study.
The overall purpose of this study is to examine the effectiveness of a home intervention program designed to improve the ability of older persons to perform daily tasks. This study will last 14 months. There are about 9 study visit. All visits will take place in the volunteer’s home. Visits will take about 90 minutes. There will be a clinical assessment including questions about thinking and memory, vision, medication and substance use, and ability to perform activities of daily living. Participants will be randomized (similar to a flip of a coin) to receive either home modifications or ADL (activities of daily living) devices at no cost. Up to $65 in gift cards is provided for time and effort. Risks and benefits of this study will be discussed as part of the informed consent process.
Patient Inclusion Criteria:
- 1. Age 65 or older
- 2. Recent fall (in the previous 6 months)
- 3. Home owner
Patient Exclusion Criteria:
- 1. Fall due to a stroke, fainting, or seizure
- 2. Dementia
- 3. Parkinson’s disease
Washington University in St. Louis - Center for Clinical Studies
660 South Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8505
St. Louis, MO 63110
If you would like to learn more about participating in this study, please send an email message using the form below.
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