Practical implementation of an exercise-based falls prevention programme

Citation
Mm. Gardner et al., Practical implementation of an exercise-based falls prevention programme, AGE AGEING, 30(1), 2001, pp. 77-83
Citations number
23
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
General & Internal Medicine
Journal title
AGE AND AGEING
ISSN journal
0002-0729 → ACNP
Volume
30
Issue
1
Year of publication
2001
Pages
77 - 83
Database
ISI
SICI code
0002-0729(200101)30:1<77:PIOAEF>2.0.ZU;2-#
Abstract
Muscle weakness and impaired balance are risk factors underlying many falls and fall injuries experienced by older people. Fall prevention strategies have included exercise programmes that lower the risk of falling by improvi ng strength and balance. We have developed an individually tailored, home-b ased, strength and balance retraining programme, which has proven successfu l in reducing falls and moderate fall injuries in people aged 80 years and older. Here we describe a simple assessment of strength and balance and the content and delivery of a falls prevention exercise programme.