Source: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 2016, Vol 64 p. 151-161
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Date of publication: May-June 2016
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell: Exercise for falls prevention is effective but limited in real life. This study examines this relationship, looking at which factors affect participation in group and home-based falls prevention exercise. It found that perception of effectiveness and previous exposure to the exercise intervention most strongly predicted future participation. More people who do not want to participate in home exercise actually participate in home exercise than people who do not want to participate in group exercise that actually do. It may be easier to convince people who do not want to participate in falls prevention exercise to participate in a home program.
Length of publication: 10 pages
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