Recruitment and retention of older adults in assisted living facilities to a clinical trial using technology for falls prevention: a qualitative case study of barriers and facilitators

05/10/2020

Source: Health and Social Care in the Community

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Date of publication: 11 September 2020

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Older adults often have health complexities and higher levels of attrition. Even though they are the main users of healthcare, they are often not included in health research because the health research may not be well designed to accommodate their evolving health needs. One research area in which participation of older adults is essential focuses on improving physical function. In this field, there are many innovations and new technologies developed. Barriers and facilitators to recruit older adults to research that improves physical function by using technology are not well explored yet. This study aims to explore barriers and facilitators regarding recruitment and retention of older adults living in Assisted Living Facilities to a randomised controlled trial study that aimed to improve physical function by using technology.

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Physical Activity Intervention for Loneliness (PAIL) in community-dwelling older adults: a randomised feasibility study

03/06/2020

Source: BMC Pilot and Feasibility Studies

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Date of publication: 23 May 2020 Issue 73

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Low quality social relationships in older adults are strongly associated with feelings of loneliness. Physical activity interventions could reduce loneliness and improve psychological well-being, among other health benefits. The aim of this study was to examine the feasibility of a Physical Activity Intervention for Loneliness (PAIL) in community-dwelling older adults at risk of loneliness.

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Promoting fall prevention among community dwelling older adults through activLife: a physical and social activation

30/03/2020

Source: Journal of Population Ageing

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Date of publication: 12 February 2020

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Falls have been recognized as the second leading cause of injury or death for older adults. The related economic burden caused by fall related injuries is not negligible. Earlier research has demonstrated that regular participation in appropriate prescribed physical activity by improving upper and lower limb strength, balance, coordination, transfer skills, and reaction to environmental hazards can lower the risk for falls and fall-related fractures and other injuries. Conversely, physical inactivity can significantly double the risk of developing a disability, which will affect mobility as well as the ability to perform even the most basic activities of daily life, therefore, ultimately increases the older adults’ risk for falls.

This paper first presents a technological solution ActivLife that aims at preventing older adults from falling through practicing physical training in a safe and playful manner, followed by a randomized controlled study with 43 older adults with an average age of 77 for a period of 16 weeks in a social activation center het Ontmoet en Groethuys in Eindhoven, the Netherlands to demonstrate to what extent ActivLife could help to prevent falling among older adults.

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Semi-structured physical activity intervention in daily life: a good compromise between effectiveness and feasibility

21/09/2018

Source: Sport Sciences For health 

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Date of publication: 10 August 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell:The aims of this study is to evaluate the effects of a semi-structured PA (SSPA) intervention including aerobic as well as strength and flexibility exercise in comparison to generic PA advice (PAAdv) in healthy older adults.

 Length of publication: 9 pages

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Accelerometer-measured moderate to vigorous physical activity and incidence rates of falls in older women

15/09/2017

Source: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 

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Date of publication: 29 July 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: To examine whether moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) measured using accelerometry is associated with incident falls and whether associations differ according to physical function or history of falls.

Length of publication: 8 pages

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Facilitators of attendance and adherence to group-based physical activity for older adults: a literature synthesis .

14/07/2017

Source: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity 

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Date of publication: May 2017 vol. 22 pps. 1-39

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This review examines program features that influence attendance and adherence to group-based physical activity (PA) by older adults.

Length of publication: 39 pages

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Facilitators of attendance and adherence to group-based physical activity for older adults: a literature synthesis

16/06/2017

Source: Human Kinetic journals

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Date of publication: 2nd May 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This review examines program features that influence attendance and adherence to group-based physical activity (PA) by older adults.

Length of publication: 39 pages

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Promoting Older Adult Physical Activity throughout care transitions using an interprofessional approach

21/02/2017

Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners

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Date of publication: January 2017 vol. 13 iss. 1 pps. 64–71.e2

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The nurse practitioner plays a key role in monitoring and improving physical activity and function of older adults. Physical activity is an essential component of care management for all older adults, even those who are frail with multimorbidities. All physical activity, no matter how small, has the potential to impact functional independence and quality of life. Partnering with the older adult and caregivers along with interprofessional providers, such as a physical therapist or occupational therapist and community-based resources, facilitates the development of successful goals and plans and the implementation of activities to promote physical activity across the continuum of care.

 Length of publication: 7 pages

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Walking program insufficient to reduce risk of falls in elderly

17/02/2015

Source: MedicalResearch.com

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Date of publication: January 17th 2015

Publication type: article

In a nutshell: Increase of physical activity does not seem to have a significant impact in reducing falls among New South Wales’ older adult population.

Length of publication: one page

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