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Table 2 Study characteristics of randomised trials of fall prevention in older adults citing Prevention of Falls Network Europe (ProFaNE) (n = 34)

From: Appraising the uptake and use of recommendations for a common outcome data set for clinical trials: a case study in fall injury prevention

Study characteristic Number (%) if not otherwise stated
Number of centres
 Single centre 9 (26)
 Multi-centre 16 (47)
 Unclear 9 (26)
Number of treatment arms
 2 arms 26 (76)
 3 or more arms 8 (24)
Funding source
 Industry 2 (6)
 Non-industry 24 (71)
 Both industry and non-industry 5 (15)
 None required 1 (3)
 Unclear 2 (3)
Types of intervention
 Multi-component 16 (47)
 Exercise only 14 (41)
 Advice or education only 2 (6)
 Other single intervention 2 (6)
Population at high risk of falling (Yes) 18 (53)
Sample size (median (interquartile range)) 233 (124, 401)
Proportion of female participants (min, max) 37 % to 100 %
Mean age of included participants (min, max) 62 to 88
Assessed falls as primary outcome 23 (68)
Measured primary outcome at ≥12 months 20 (59)