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Attempts to Prevent Falls and Injury: A Prospective Community Study

The Gerontologist

Author: Reinsch, S., MacRae, P., Lachenbruch, P. A., Tobis, J. S.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1992


At 16 senior centers, we studied the effectiveness of exercise and cognitive-behavioral programs, compared with a discussion control program, in reducing falls and injuries among 230 older adults. After 1 year of the programs, we observed no significant difference in time first fall. Even though a relatively high percentage (38.6%) suffered at least one fall, only 7.8% of these community-residing elderly required medical attention. Secondary outcome measures such as strength, balance, fear of falling, and perceived health did not significantly change.

Further Details

Publish Dates: August 1, 1992
Full Title: The Gerontologist
Pages: 450-456
Volume: 32
Issue: 4
Accession Number: September, 2011
Notes: Print discarded
Electronic Resource Number: 10.1093/geront/32.4.450
Keywords: falls, aged, exercise
Reads: 181