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STEADI Research: Patient Engagement in Fall Prevention Using Motivational Interviewing

What is STEADI?

STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Disability, and Injuries) is a fall prevention protocol issued by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  STEADI is considered to be the best fall prevention clinic practice and is routinely used at the OHSU Internal Medicine and Geriatrics clinic. Limited data exists for long-term impact of STEADI. The goal of this research is to evaluate whether a research-based, patient-centered communication approach, provided mostly by phone, will help STEADI patients to be more motivated to minimize fall risks.

Would the study be a good fit for me?

If you are over age 65, are given recommendations to reduce your fall risks at the OHSU Internal Medicine & Geriatric Clinic, and are interested in minimizing your fall risks, please consider participating in fall prevention research.

What would happen if I participated in the study?

If you decide to participate in the research study, you would:

  1. Meet with study staff via phone or video monthly or every 3 months
  2. Mail-in study calendar every month

Your study participation will be for one year, and you will receive modest recognition for your time.
Study Information Sheet 

This study is funded by National Institute of Nursing Research (K23 NR018672) and Office of the Director, National Institute of Health.

Contact Information:

To participate in the STEADI study or for more information, please contact Dr. Hiro Kiyoshi-Teo at (503) 494-3858 or