Health behaviour change theory meets falls prevention: feasibility of a habit-based balance and strength exercise intervention for older adults

14/08/2015

Source: Psychology of Sport and Exercise

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Date of publication: 17th July 2015

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A study which tested feasibility of a theory-based behaviour change intervention that encouraged women to embed balance and strength exercises into daily life routines

Length of publication: 32 pages

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Comparative effectiveness of implementing best practices in nursing homes

15/04/2013

Source: International Journal of Nursing Studies, 2013, 50 (4), p. 448-463

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Date of publication: April 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This American study aimed to conduct comparative research to estimate the effects of falls, negative affect and behaviour, and how these associate with societal costs in implementing evidence-based education and best practice programmes in nursing homes. The participants were given either standard training, training and implementation modules (provided to facility staff), and training and implementation modules (augmented by surveyor training). A significant reduction of 5-12 annual falls was found, especially in the intervention group without surveyor training, which also produced cost savings.

Length of publication: 15 pages

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