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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Reducing older people’s falls in the general practice ProAct65+ trial

15/08/2016

Source: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 2016, Volume 67 p. 46-54

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Date of publication: November-December 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Falls are common in older people in the UK and NHS costs associated with these falls are high. Systematic reviews suggest that home exercise and group-based interventions focusing on progressively challenging balance and increasing strength, can reduce up to 42% of falls in those with a history. ProAct65+ was a large RCT which investigated the effectiveness of a home exercise programme and a group-based exercise programme compared to usual care. Home exercise appeared less effective than group exercise, but the latter also became less effective after 24 months if the exercise did not continue.

Length of publication: 8 pages

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Does action follow intention in falls prevention exercise programs?

14/03/2016

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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Adherence to group exercise interventions for the prevention of falls

17/06/2013

Source: Journal of Physiotherapy, 2013, 59(2) p. 81-92

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Date of publication: June 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This systematic review looks at what factors are associated with older adults adhering to group exercise interventions to prevent falls, with a focus on the relationship between adherence and the efficacy of the intervention. Lower levels of adherence were associated with interventions with a duration of 20 or more weeks, two or fewer sessions per week or a flexibility component.

Length of publication: 11 pages

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Exploring the effectiveness of three falls prevention interventions

06/12/2012

Source: BMJ, 2012, 345 p. 5114

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Date of publication: August 2012

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Researchers explored the following interventions: group-based exercise, home hazard management and vision improvement, with a control of no intervention. Group-based exercise was found to be the most effective intervention, but falls were also reduced by combining one or both of the other two.

Length of publication: 2 pages

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