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Titolo:
Evaluating the effectiveness of a home-based fall risk reduction program for rural community-dwelling older adults
Autore:
Yates, SM; Dunnagan, TA;
Indirizzi:
Montana State Univ, Dept Hlth & Human Dev, Bozeman, MT 59717 USA Montana State Univ Bozeman MT USA 59717 Human Dev, Bozeman, MT 59717 USA
Titolo Testata:
JOURNALS OF GERONTOLOGY SERIES A-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND MEDICAL SCIENCES
fascicolo: 4, volume: 56, anno: 2001,
pagine: M226 - M230
SICI:
1079-5006(200104)56:4<M226:ETEOAH>2.0.ZU;2-3
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
FUNCTIONAL STATUS; HEALTH; FEAR;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
23
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Dunnagan, TA Montana State Univ, Dept Hlth & Human Dev, Room 122 PE Complex, Bozeman, MT 59717 USA Montana State Univ Room 122 PE Complex Bozeman MT USA 59717 A
Citazione:
S.M. Yates e T.A. Dunnagan, "Evaluating the effectiveness of a home-based fall risk reduction program for rural community-dwelling older adults", J GERONT A, 56(4), 2001, pp. M226-M230

Abstract

Background. We investigated the effectiveness of a low-cost, multifactor fall risk reduction program in a group of rural community-dwelling older adults. The goal of the program was to provide health care workers and communities with a primary prevention tool that can be used to teach seniors aboutfall-related risks. The long-term goal of this program is to reduce the incidence of falling among community-dwelling older adults. Methods. Complete data were collected on 37 community-dwelling subjects, aged 67 to 90, who participated in a 10-week fall risk reduction program. The subjects were randomly assigned to an intervention gn,up or to a control group. The intervention group received fall risk education, home-based exercise programming, nutrition counseling, and environmental hazards education. Both groups completed a variety of physiologic, psychometric. and environmental fall-related risk assessments before and after the intervention period. Results. The intervention group showed statistically significant improvement in balance. bicep endurance, lower extremity power, reduction of environmental hazards, falls efficacy, and nutritious li,od behavior during the study period. Conclusions. The low-cost, home-based fall risk reduction program for community-dwelling older adults was effective in reducing some of the studied fall-related risk factors over a 10-week period.

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