Accidental Falls clinical trials at UCSD
2 in progress, 1 open to eligible people
open to eligible people ages 60-99
Study Description: The investigators propose to extend earlier research conducted during a feasibility study (Strong Foundations 1.0) by enrolling participants who have a greater risk for falling (x4 cohorts of up to 15 individuals) and from a lower socio-economic status (x4 cohorts of up to 15 individuals), and by collecting high quality laboratory based measures of balance, posture, and strength to better determine the effectiveness of the program and its suitability for widespread deployment. Additionally, the investigators hope to showcase it is feasible to sustain programmatic gains with ongoing digitally delivered content by combining cohorts into a larger group that continues to practice the foundational exercises taught during the 12-week initial program.
San Diego, California
Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients
The WHISH trial applies state-of-the science behavioral principles and currently available technologies to deliver a physical activity intervention without face-to-face contact to ~25,000 older U.S. women expected to consent. It includes the National Institute of Aging (NIA) Go4Life® Exercise & Physical Activity materials 3 and WHISH developed targeted materials based on Go4Life® to provide inspirational tips and recommendations about how to achieve nationally recommended levels of PA and overcome barriers to exercise, with a means for self-monitoring and setting personal goals. The intervention builds upon evidence-based behavioral science principles and intervention components that have proven to be effective in increasing PA in older women, with innovative adaptive approaches to tailoring the delivery to meet individual (personal) needs.