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The role of exercise in fall prevention for older adults.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20934613     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article reviews the evidence for the effectiveness of stand-alone exercise interventions and multifactorial intervention strategies that include exercise in lowering fall incidence rates and/or fall risk among older adults residing in the community, acute, subacute, and long-term care settings. Stand-alone exercise programs that emphasize multiple exercise categories are effective in reducing fall rates and fall risk in community-residing older adults, and may also be effective when conducted for a sufficient duration with older adult patients in subacute settings. In contrast, multifactorial fall risk reduction programs that include exercise as a component and are delivered by a multidisciplinary team are more effective in lowering fall rates in long-term care settings.
Debra J Rose; Danielle Hernandez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in geriatric medicine     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1879-8853     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Geriatr. Med.     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-11     Completed Date:  2011-01-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8603766     Medline TA:  Clin Geriatr Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  607-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department is Kinesiology, Center for Successful Aging, California State University, Fullerton, 800 North State College Boulevard, Fullerton, CA 92834, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Accident Prevention*
Accidental Falls / prevention & control*
Accidents, Home / prevention & control*
Homes for the Aged
Long-Term Care
Nursing Homes
Patient Care Team / organization & administration
Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic

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