NHS exercise programmes for the elderly not necessarily evidence-based

Source: Royal College of Physicians website

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Date of publication: 27th March 2012

Publication type: Press release

In a nutshell: According to an RCP survey of over 1700 older people attending an NHS-run exercise programme for reducing falls, 96% felt the exercises were beneficial or quite beneficial and 95% felt very satisfied/satisfied. However, responses indicated that the interventions delivered were not completely evidence-based, and that follow-up classes for reducing falls in the community are unavailable.

Length of publication: 1 page

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