Modified Delphi consensus to suggest key elements of stepping On falls prevention program


Source: Frontiers In Public Health

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Date of publication: 20 February 2017

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: Falls among older adults result in substantial morbidity and mortality. Community-based programs have been shown to decrease the rate of falls. In 2007, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funded a research study to determine how to successfully disseminate the evidence-based fall prevention program (Stepping On) in the community setting. As the first step for this study, a panel of subject matter experts was convened to suggest which parts of the Stepping On fall prevention program were considered key elements, which could not be modified by implementers.

Length of publication: One page


Cost-effectiveness of a statewide falls prevention program in Pennsylvania: healthy steps for older adults


Source: The American Journal of Managed Care

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Date of publication: 14th October 2016

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Pennsylvania’s Department of Aging has offered a falls prevention program, “Healthy Steps for Older Adults” (HSOA), since 2005, with about 40,000 older adults screened for falls risk.

 Length of publication:  Two pages

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