BU Researchers Need Recent Patients for Study

A group of researchers from Boston University, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and the MGH Institute for Health Professions is currently conducting a research study to evaluate the effectiveness of a home-based exercise program for people who have had a hip fracture.  Funding is provided through a grant from the National Institutes of Health.

The study involves:

  • The evaluation of two treatments among hip fracture survivors after they have returned home and completed all rehabilitation therapy.
  • Eligible participants will participate in either a home exercise program or a nutrition education program for 9 months.
  • A research assistant will visit participants in their homes three times to assess their progress.
  • Participants will receive financial compensation for these evaluation visits.
  • No travel outside the home is required and all therapy visits, equipment and materials are provided free of charge.

If your organization is interested in learning more about the study or if you have patients who might be interested, please contact Kira Wilke at 617-638-1981.

More details are also available on this fact sheet and representatives from the BU study will make a presentation at the next Rehab Managers’ Meeting on September 16.

Return to www.thinkhomecare.org.

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