Factors associated with older adults’ enrollment in balance classes to prevent falls: case-control ctudy

20/12/2018

Source: Journal of Applied Gerontology 

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Date of publication: November 18, 2018

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study examined the association of exposure to social marketing to promote balance classes, personal characteristics and other factors, with older adults’ balance class participation.

Length of publication: 14 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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Church-based social marketing for elderly balance classes for fall prevention

18/09/2014

Source: Preventive Medicine, 2014, Vol 67 p. 75-81

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Date of publication: October 2014

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study was to determine whether a US church-based social marketing programme would increase older adults’ participation in balance classes for falls prevention. Compared to almost the same number of control churches, the churches involved in the study had a higher mean proportion and mean number of congregants who joined balance classes.

Length of publication: 6 pages

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