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Minimally Supervised Multi-Modal Exercise to Reduce Falls Risk among Economically and Educationally Disadvantaged Older Adults.
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PMID:  22952201     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Few studies have evaluated the benefit of providing exercise to underprivileged older adults at risk for falls. Economically and educationally disadvantaged older adults with previous falls (mean age 79.06, SD = 4.55) were randomized to four months of multi-modal exercise provided as fully supervised center-based (FS, n = 45) or as minimally supervised home-based (MS, n = 42) or to non-exercise controls (C, n = 32). Comparing groups on the mean change in fall-relevant mobility task performance between baseline and four months and compared to the change in C, both FS and MS had significantly greater reduction in Timed Up and Go F(2,73) = 5.82, p = .004, η2partial = 0.14 and increase in Tandem Walk Speed F(2,73) = 7.71, p < .001 η2partial = 0.17. Change in performance did not statistically differ between FS and MS. In community dwelling economically and educationally disadvantaged older adults with a history of falls, minimally supervised home-based and fully supervised center-based exercise programs may be equally effective in improving fall-relevant functional mobility.
Authors:
Taís L Almeida; Neil B Alexander; Linda V Nyquist; Marcos L Montagnini; C S Santos A; H P Rodrigues G; Carlos E Negrão; Ivani C Trombetta; Mauricio Wajngarten
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of aging and physical activity     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1543-267X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Aging Phys Act     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-9-6     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9415639     Medline TA:  J Aging Phys Act     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Heart Institute (InCor), São Paulo University Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil.
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