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FICSIT

Fraility & Injuries: Cooperative Studies of Intervention Techniques, pron 'fix-it' Geriatrics A series of randomized placebo-controlled trials that assessed various interventions, in ↓ falls and frailty in elderly Pts. See Geriatrics, Gerontology.
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The Seattle FICSIT group used a single exercise strategy (strengthening only or endurance training only) and a combination strategy (strengthening and endurance training) in their design [36].
Abbreviations: 1RM = one repetition maximum, ADL = activities of daily living, FICSIT = Frailty and Injuries Cooperative Studies of Intervention Techniques (study), OT = occupational therapist, PT = physical therapist, RCT = randomized controlled trial.
Judge, J.O., Schechtman, K., Cress, E., & the FICSIT Group.
Rossiter-Fornoff JE, Wolf SL, Wolfson LI, Buchner DM (1995) A cross-sectional validation study of the FICSIT common data base static balance measures.
One of the first studies to examine the efficacy of a multifactorial intervention approach to reducing falls was conducted by Tinetti and colleagues as one of the multicenter FICSIT trials [33].
(Compliance with hip protectors has also become the target of an ongoing FICSIT study in the United States [13].) The authors of the British study persuaded 101 female residents in a rest home to wear external hip protectors for up to 12 weeks.
The question was also one of two concerning choice, control and mastery used in the Frailty and Injuries: Cooperative Studies of Intervention Techniques (FICSIT) trials [22] and taken from the Americans' Changing Lives research being conducted by the Institute of Social Research of the University of Michigan [8].