Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) for Falling.

Baltimore VA Medical Center VA Maryland Health Care System, Baltimore, MD, Baltimore, MD
Falling.Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) - Other
All Sexes

Study Summary

This trial is testing a new method, neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES), to improve hip muscle strength and balance in older adults at risk for falls.

Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

0 Primary · 4 Secondary · Reporting Duration: 12-months after Exercise completion

12-months after Exercise completion
Isometric Hip Abductor Strength
Muscle composition

Trial Safety

Awards & Highlights

No Placebo Group
All patients enrolled in this trial will receive the new treatment.

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

1 of 2
1 of 2

Active Control

Experimental Treatment

80 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) · No Placebo Group · N/A

NMES + MMBIExperimental Group · 2 Interventions: Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES), Multi-Modality Balance Intervention (MMBI) · Intervention Types: Other, Other
ActiveComparator Group · 1 Intervention: Multi-Modality Balance Intervention (MMBI) · Intervention Types: Other

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 12-months after exercise completion

Who is running the clinical trial?

VA Office of Research and DevelopmentLead Sponsor
1,517 Previous Clinical Trials
2,731,109 Total Patients Enrolled
Odessa R. Addison, PhD DPTPrincipal InvestigatorBaltimore VA Medical Center VA Maryland Health Care System, Baltimore, MD
2 Previous Clinical Trials
42 Total Patients Enrolled

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 1 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You are in danger of falling.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any open enrollment opportunities for this research project?

"Affirmative. records demonstrate that this experiment, which was established on April 1st 2022 is currently recruiting volunteers. A total of 80 participants are required from a single research centre." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

What is the current size of the cohort involved in this research?

"That is correct. According to information on, this medical study is presently recruiting 80 participants at one site. The trial was initially posted on April 1st 2022 and its details were last updated on July 1st of the same year." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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