Category Archives: Current Research Trials

Current Australian and New Zealand research projects in the area of falls prevention

This page provides a list of current Australian and New Zealand research projects in the area of falls prevention.

If you would like to list another project, please contact d.sturnieks@neura.edu.au

Current clinical trials in Australia and New Zealand evaluating falls/fall injury outcomes

Study Title Clinical Trial Registration link
RESPOND—A patient-centred program to prevent secondary falls in older people presenting to the emergency department (ED) with a fall: a multi-centre randomised controlled trial https://www.anzctr.org.au/Trial/Registration/TrialReview.aspx?id=366014
A randomised controlled trial of low-dose aspirin for the prevention of fractures in healthy older people: the ASPREE-Fracture sub-study https://www.anzctr.org.au/Trial/Registration/TrialReview.aspx?id=368290
Balance Exercise and Strength Training (BEST) program for older people living at home https://www.anzctr.org.au/Trial/Registration/TrialReview.aspx?id=367886
Does training heath professional students on hospital placements with falls prevention simulation reduce inpatient falls? https://www.anzctr.org.au/Trial/Registration/TrialReview.aspx?id=368564
Tailored Patient Education for Preventing Falls after Hospital Discharge https://www.anzctr.org.au/Trial/Registration/TrialReview.aspx?id=368804
The ROC Study: A Multi-Centered, Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial comparing the effectiveness of an innovative and comprehensive new eye care model with usual care for individuals in RAC Facilities https://www.anzctr.org.au/Trial/Registration/TrialReview.aspx?id=368551
A cluster randomised controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness of an integrated general practice fall prevention process compared with usual care on GP practice change and the rate of falls in older people residing in the community https://www.anzctr.org.au/Trial/Registration/TrialReview.aspx?id=368286
Standing Tall – A home-based exercise program using mobile technology for preventing falls in older people https://www.anzctr.org.au/Trial/Registration/TrialReview.aspx?id=367746
Does nutrition and exercise reduce falls and prevent frailty in pre-frail older adults in New Zealand? https://www.anzctr.org.au/Trial/Registration/TrialReview.aspx?id=366773
Active ageing: a novel dynamic exercise initiative for older people to improve health and well-being https://www.anzctr.org.au/Trial/Registration/TrialReview.aspx?id=366589
A night-lighting intervention to reduce inpatient falls: A stepped-wedge cluster randomised controlled trial https://www.anzctr.org.au/Trial/Registration/TrialReview.aspx?id=366466
Can a tailored exercise and home hazard reduction program (i-FOCIS) reduce the rate of falls in community dwelling older people with cognitive impairment or dementia? A Randomised control Trial https://www.anzctr.org.au/Trial/Registration/TrialReview.aspx?id=366245
Evaluation of the Fun ‘n Fitness Exercise Program (Falls Prevention Program) https://www.anzctr.org.au/Trial/Registration/TrialReview.aspx?id=365937
A randomised trial to evaluate the effect of an education program on fall prevention knowledge and the prescription of exercises shown to prevent falls in older people https://www.anzctr.org.au/Trial/Registration/TrialReview.aspx?id=364875
iStoppFalls – Information and communication technologies (ICT) based system to predict and prevent falls https://www.anzctr.org.au/Trial/Registration/TrialReview.aspx?id=365670
Can interventions that aim to promote physical activity and prevent falls be combined successfully to improve mobility and independence in older age? https://www.anzctr.org.au/Trial/Registration/TrialReview.aspx?id=365385
Is running re-education group more effective than high-level balance group in reducing falls in the elderly living in the community? https://www.anzctr.org.au/Trial/Registration/TrialReview.aspx?id=365359
Home-based, tailored intervention for reducing falls after stroke: the Falls After Stroke Trial (FAST) https://www.anzctr.org.au/Trial/Registration/TrialReview.aspx?id=368847
CHERISH Collaborative for Hospitalised Elders: Reducing the Impact of Stays in Hospital https://www.anzctr.org.au/Trial/Registration/TrialReview.aspx?id=368422
Whole body vibration for osteoporosis: Shaking up treatment options https://www.anzctr.org.au/Trial/Registration/TrialReview.aspx?id=368962
Combatting Frailty in Older Men with multifaceted individually tailored intervention including exercise, diet and behaviour https://www.anzctr.org.au/Trial/Registration/TrialReview.aspx?id=368482
Feasibility study of the Drug Burden Index with Home Medicine Review https://www.anzctr.org.au/Trial/Registration/TrialReview.aspx?id=368523
Clinical trial of a take-home rehabilitation device for vestibular patients https://www.anzctr.org.au/Trial/Registration/TrialReview.aspx?id=368372
A pragmatic approach to developing falls prevention interventions in a hospital setting https://www.anzctr.org.au/Trial/Registration/TrialReview.aspx?id=369834
An exercise and education-based program for the prevention of falls in older people after discharge from hospital following admission as a result of a fall https://www.anzctr.org.au/Trial/Registration/TrialReview.aspx?id=369603
Is it feasible to deliver a training program to reduce falls risk in adults 65 years and over with cognitive impairment and high-level gait disorders? https://www.anzctr.org.au/Trial/Registration/TrialReview.aspx?id=369610
Effect of a physical activity promotion and fall prevention plan on physical activity and falls in community-dwelling people aged 60+ https://www.anzctr.org.au/Trial/Registration/TrialReview.aspx?id=369391
Efficacy of the installation of safety features to access steps to homes in Wellington and New Plymouth https://www.anzctr.org.au/Trial/Registration/TrialReview.aspx?id=369510
Understanding the Falls Experience in People with Intellectual Disability in Western Australia https://www.anzctr.org.au/Trial/Registration/TrialReview.aspx?id=368990
Tailored Patient Education for Preventing Falls after Hospital Discharge https://www.anzctr.org.au/Trial/Registration/TrialReview.aspx?id=368804

Other Projects

 

The Iron Bark Project 2014-2016

Falls prevention in older Aboriginal people in NSW. Through the analysis of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health data, the nature of risk factors leading to falls and the burden of resulting injury will be investigated and compared to that of the general Australian population.Working together with communities and Aboriginal service providers, appropriate and effective falls prevention programs will be developed for testing in Aboriginal health services and among older Aboriginal people in other community settings. The goal of the project is to present an effective and culturally appropriate falls prevention program for integration into existing Aboriginal chronic care services.

The George Institute for Global Health, NSW Health

Contact: Caroline Lukaszyk

http://www.georgeinstitute.org.au/projects/long-term-fall-prevention-behaviour-after-participation-in-the-stepping-on-fall-prevention