Source: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 2014, Vol 58 no 2 p. 283-292
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Date of publication: March/April 2014
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell: Randomised trials have shown that fall prevention programmes are effective in reducing falls in older adults, but the impact of these programmes need to be studied in real-life settings. This study aimed to examine the impact of a sustained programme of activities and find out what benefits had been reported. Benefits in joint flexibility, mobility and balance and enjoyment were reported. However, recall of certain parts of the programme such as the educational component and behavioural training were minimal.
Length of publication: 9 pages
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