Differences in Falls between Older adult participants in group exercise and those who exercise alone: a cross-sectional study using Japan Gerontological Evaluation Study (JAGES) aata

19/07/2018

Source: Europe PMC

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Date of publication: 5th July 2018 Vol 15 issue 7

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study examined the difference in falls between older adults who participated in group exercise and those who exercised alone.

 Length of publication: 11 pages

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Can community care workers deliver a falls prevention exercise program? A feasibility study

16/05/2018

Source: Clinical Interventions in Aging

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Date of publication: 26 March 2018 Vol. 13 pps.  485—495

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell:This article  investigates the feasibility of community care workers delivering a falls prevention exercise program to older clients, at low or medium risk of falling, as part of an existing service provision.

 Length of publication: 10 pages

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Encouraging older people to engage in resistance training: a multi-stakeholder perspective

16/05/2018

Source: Ageing and Society 

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Date of publication: 10th April 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study looks at  strategies needed to ensure resistance training programmes are attractive to and appropriate for older adults for.

 Length of publication: 20 pages

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Task force confirms exercise as a falls prevention strategy

16/05/2018

Source: McKinight’s Seniour Living

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Date of publication: 17th April 2018

 Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force states that physical therapy, but not necessarily vitamin D, can help prevent falls in older adults.

 Length of publication: One page

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Adherence and attrition in fall prevention exercise programs for community-dwelling older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis

15/09/2017

Source: Human Kinetics Journal 

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Date of publication: August 2017

Publication type: Journal article 

In a nutshell: This study reviewed the evidence on how levels of adherence and attrition in fall prevention exercise programs may affect magnitude of effect of fall risk reduction in community-dwelling older adults.

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A falls prevention programme to improve quality of life, physical function and falls efficacy in older people receiving home help services: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

15/09/2017

Source: BMC Health Services Research

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Date of publication: 14th August 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The primary aim of this randomised controlled trial is to examine the effect of a falls prevention programme on quality of life, physical function and falls efficacy in older adults receiving home help services. A secondary aim is to explore the mediating factors between falls prevention and health-related quality of life.

Length of publication: 9 pages

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Development and delivery of an exercise programme for falls prevention

17/08/2017

Source: Physiotherapy, 2017, online

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Date of publication: June 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This paper describes the development and implementation of an exercise intervention to prevent falls within The Prevention of Fall Injury Trial (PreFIT), which is a large multi-centred randomised controlled trial based in the UK National Health Service (NHS). The exercise programme targets lower limb strength and balance, which are known, modifiable risk factors for falling.

Length of publication: 1 page

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An interactive videogame for arm and hand exercise in people with Parkinson’s disease: a randomized controlled trial

16/06/2017

Source: Parkinsonism & Related Disorders

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Date of publication: 15th May 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: People with Parkinson’s disease (PD) have difficulty performing upper extremity (UE) activities. The aim of this study was to investigate if exergames targeting the UE improve arm and hand activities and impairments and to establish the acceptability and feasibility of these games in people with PD.

Length of publication: 7 pages

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Cost-effectiveness of a community exercise and nutrition program for older adults: texercise select

16/06/2017

Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

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Date of publication: 20 May 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This paper assesses the cost-effectiveness of Texercise Select in the context of supportive environments to facilitate its delivery and statewide sustainability.

 


Responsiveness of gait speed to physical exercise interventions in at-risk older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis

17/05/2017

Source: Annals of geriatric medicine and Research 

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Date of publication: march 2017 vol. 21 iss. 1 pps. 17-23

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: In at-risk older adults, gait speed is an important factor associated with quality of life and falling risk. This study assesses whether therapeutic exercise could improve gait speed.

 Length of publication: 6 pages

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The use of step aerobics and the stability ball to improve balance and quality of life in community-dwelling older adults – a randomized exploratory study

18/04/2017

Source: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics

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Date of publication: July–August 2017, vol. 71, pps 66–74

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article explorse the use of step aerobics (SA) and the stability ball (SB) as tools for balance improvement in community-dwelling older adults.

 Length of publication: 8 pages

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Exercise interventions for preventing falls among older people in care facilities: a meta-analysis

27/01/2017

Source: The Cochrane Library

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Date of publication: 16 December 2016

 Publication type: Cochrane review

In a nutshell: The objective was to evaluate the effectiveness of exercise interventions on the rate of falls and number of fallers in care facilities.

 Length of publication: 7 pages

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