Each year, 1 out of 3 adults aged 65 and over falls. A third of those falls result in moderate to severe injuries that can lead to further declines in health and loss of independence.
STRIDE enrolled 5,451 older adults (aged 70 years and older) who are at risk of falls. Patients will be followed for an average of 2.2 years to determine if the intervention has an effect on serious fall-related injuries.
STRIDE is a pragmatic cluster randomized controlled clinical trial that is taking place in 10 clinical trial sites and 86 primary care practice sites located around the U.S.A. The aim of STRIDE is to evaluate the effectiveness of evidence-based strategies to reduce serious fall-related injuries by implementing individually tailored interventions to prevent fall-related injuries.
The STRIDE Study partners with patients and caregivers, to ensure the patient voice is heard in all aspects of the Study.
The STRIDE Study is supported by a grant award made by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in partnership with the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), as part of the Falls Injuries Prevention Partnership of the organizations.