Frailty and injuries in later life: the FICSIT trials

J Am Geriatr Soc. 1993 Mar;41(3):283-96. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.1993.tb06707.x.


Physical frailty and fall-related injuries present two of the biggest threats to older people's functioning and quality of life. The Frailty and Injuries: Cooperative Studies of Intervention Techniques (FICSIT) trials represent a set of eight different clinical trials concerning physical frailty and injuries in later life. This report documents the history and organization of the trials and provides an overview of the measures being collected at multiple sites and the analytic strategies to be used for multi-site investigations.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Multicenter Study
  • Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Accidental Falls / prevention & control*
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Exercise
  • Frail Elderly*
  • Health Promotion
  • Humans
  • Research Design
  • Risk Factors
  • United States
  • Wounds and Injuries / etiology
  • Wounds and Injuries / prevention & control*