Participation in fall prevention exercise/physical activity by older adults

Source: Preventive medicine, 2012, 55 (6) p. 613-617

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Date of publication: December 2012

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study looked at people aged 65 and over in Australia to see how many participated in physical activity to prevent falls. It found that those who had lower levels of education, were from disadvantaged neighbourhoods, or had various types of health problem who were more likely to fall. It concludes that population based approaches and targeted strategies for high risk groups are required.

Length of publication: 4 pages

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.

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