Taylor 2020 / Staying UpRight

Study ID(s) and Acronym(s)
Staying UpRight
Current Status of Trial
Protocol/Planned
Study Aim
Other
Study Design
RCT
Blinding
Single-blind
Intervention type
Non-pharmacological
Intervention
Exercise
Dosage and Duration
LTC residents (age >= 65 years) will be recruited from LTC facilities in New Zealand. Participants (n = 528 total, with a 1:1 allocation ratio) will be randomly assigned to either a novel exercise program (Staying UpRight), comprising strength and balance exercises designed specifically for LTC and acceptable to people with dementia (intervention group), or a seated exercise program (control group). The intervention and control group classes will be delivered for 1 h twice weekly over 1 year.
Unit of Allocation and/or Setting
Long term care
Primary outcomes
Rate of falls (per 1000 person years) within the intervention period
Other outcomes
Risk of falling (the proportion of fallers per group), fall rate relative to activity exposure, hospitalisation for fall-related injury, change in gait variability, volume and patterns of ambulatory activity and change in physical performance assessed at baseline and after 6 and 12 months.