Fred KoAssistant Professor, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
Fred Ko, MD, MS is Assistant Professor of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Clinician Scientist at the James J Peters VA Geriatrics Research Education and Clinical Center. His research focuses on utilizing basic and clinical research approaches to determine aging-related molecular mechanisms that increase risks for poor surgical outcomes such as muscle weakness and falls and to develop interventions that prevent or attenuate these surgery-related adverse outcomes in vulnerable older adults. He is an investigator of the STRIDE fall prevention trial.
3:45 PM STRATEGIES TO REDUCE INJURIES AND DEVELOP CONFIDENCE IN ELDERS (STRIDE): A PRAGMATIC TRIAL OF A MULTIFACTORIAL FALL INJURY PREVENTION INTERVENTION
Fall injuries are a major cause of morbidity and mortality among older adults. The focus of this talk will be on the design and implementation of the STRIDE study, a multisite cluster-randomized pragmatic clinical trial comparing the effectiveness of an evidence-based, multifactorial, individualized intervention strategy to an enhanced usual care in reducing serious fall injuries in at-risk, noninstitutionalized older persons
- Review STRIDE trial study design and implementation
- Understand the multifactorial individualized intervention strategy implemented through a nurse co-management model
- Explore strategies to reduce injuries and develop confidence in elders