digital fall prevention program for Aging

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Blue Marble Health, Altadena, CA
digital fall prevention program - Behavioral
All Sexes
Eligible conditions

Study Summary

This study is evaluating whether a digital solution can be used to teach older adults about fall prevention.

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Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Study Objectives

This trial is evaluating whether digital fall prevention program will improve 1 primary outcome and 17 secondary outcomes in patients with Aging. Measurement will happen over the course of Change from baseline fall rate at 12 months.

Month 12
30 Second Sit to Stand Test
4 Stage Balance Test
Activities Specific Balance Confidence Scale 5 Level
Depression Screen
European Quality of Life 5-Dimensional Questionnaire (EQ-5D-5L)
Fall Risk Questionnaire
Modified Fear of Falling Avoidance Behavior Questionnaire
One Leg Stand Test
System Usability Scale
Timed Up and Go Test
Trail Making Test - Digital
Upstream Social Isolation Risk Screener (USIRS) Test
Month 12
Rate of Falls per month
Year 1
Adherence to Education Modules
Adherence to Exercise Program (Intervention Group Only)
Total number of repetitions of all exercises completed
Year 1
Education Modules Data (Intervention Group Only)

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

1 of 3

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

no intervention
1 of 2
digital fall prevention program
1 of 2
Active Control
Experimental Treatment

This trial requires 120 total participants across 2 different treatment groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. Digital Fall Prevention Program is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

digital fall prevention program
Participants will complete the Health in Motion digital fall prevention program for 12 months. This program consists of education modules (modified from the Matter of Balance Program) and exercises based on a digital translation of the Otago Exercise Program.
no interventionParticipants will be observed for 12 months. Participants will use the Health in Motion app to set goals and keep track of their health and health events, including falls. These participants will NOT receive the education modules or the exercise program.

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: through study completion, an average of 1 year
This trial has the following approximate timeline: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and roughly through study completion, an average of 1 year for reporting.

Closest Location

Blue Marble Health - Altadena, CA

Eligibility Criteria

This trial is for patients born any sex aged 18 and older. There are 4 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
age of 55 and older
history of 2 or more falls in the past year with a physician or physical therapist approval
Score >31 on the TICS (Telephone Interview for Cognitive Screen)
Easy for Me screen for inclusion

Patient Q&A Section

What is digital fall prevention program?

"Digital Fall Prevention Program was successful to encourage participation in home exercise programs in older adults. The digital program can improve strength and functional ability and also has a limited effect on balance." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What causes aging?

"The causes of aging remain unclear. Age-related decline varies with the function of different organs, and it is difficult to measure changes over a short term with certainty. Most of our thinking about aging is based on assumptions about why the body has aging processes, not on observations of the body's responses and adaptations to age-related changes. There is much controversy about how aging should be understood. In medicine, aging presents an opportunity for improving health and avoiding disability." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What is aging?

"Aging is the process of becoming older. It usually starts during one's later twenties and steadily continues after that, becoming more noticeable in older age. The changes can be physical, emotional or both. Aging includes psychological changes, such as cognitive decline, which is caused by the gradual and inevitable deterioration of one's brain as one ages. It causes individuals to become depressed, anxious, forgetful and, in some cases, dementia.\n" - Anonymous Online Contributor

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How many people get aging a year in the United States?

"The overall annual increase, 2.4% in 2006, has slowed somewhat in recent years. However, the annual increase in some age groups has changed substantially. In particular, the annual increase in those 18 and older has decreased and the annual increase in those 55 and older has increased." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What are the signs of aging?

"Although there is no direct evidence that aging causes the neurodegenerative and neurocognitive deficits observed in most neurodegenerative neurological diseases, the evidence that these deficits are related to aging could be a useful adjunct to a clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer's or a diagnosis of a neurodegenerative dementing disorder. While the signs and symptoms of aging are diverse, they may represent general problems that make a person more susceptible to the development of neurodegenerative neurological disease than are the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's disease or other neurodegenerative dementing illnesses." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What are common treatments for aging?

"The majority of participants reported some type of non-pharmaceutical health care or treatment for aging including physiotherapy, massage, herbalism, alternative medicine, and chiropractic service. The findings highlight the need for well-designed interventions to improve health literacy and to promote appropriate use of all available interventions as people age. These interventions can improve participants' health outcomes, especially for multimorbid elderly." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Can aging be cured?

"If we are to make the case for life rejuvenation, we need a precise definition of what makes a happy, healthy, and productive life. Ageing and its cure are still too unknown as we await advances in medical science." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Who should consider clinical trials for aging?

"Many elderly persons are not aware that they could be eligible for clinical trial participation. The reasons cited by elderly persons not considering clinical trial participation include dissatisfaction with conventional medical practices, lack of knowledge about clinical trial eligibility requirements, beliefs about age-related physical changes and limitations, and a belief that research results are not relevant to them." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What does digital fall prevention program usually treat?

"Older adults have high rates of falls and fall-related injuries. Older adults may be safer using an effective and accessible interventions. They are also the most vulnerable and the costliest to fall injuries. However, the overall cost of a fall-prevention program can be tremendous. Thus it is important for fall prevention program implementers to understand the demographics and fall-related risk of their clients' health literacy and needs. A cost-benefit assessment should be conducted before implementing a digital fall prevention program for older adults." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What are the common side effects of digital fall prevention program?

"The digital platform used to promote falls avoidance was well received by participants, was well regarded by family members, and was effective in increasing participants' knowledge, skills, perceptions, and attitudes towards falls prevention. Digital falls prevention programs appear to be a viable tool providing an alternative, and if well orchestrated, effective, approach." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Does digital fall prevention program improve quality of life for those with aging?

"Use of a DFPP had a positive impact on quality of life of older patients. This may be due to the increase in knowledge and perception of health-related risks and the reduction of fear due to the reduction of falls and fear of falling." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What is the average age someone gets aging?

"The average age that a person is aging (and what causes it) is quite variable within the lifespan of an individual, but the average age that aging starts from is around 35 years old. However, aging can start earlier and last longer than the average for everyone." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.
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