Preventing falls in the elderly

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Publication Type poster
School or College College of Health
Department Exercise & Sports Science
Creator Hargroder, Jessica Lynn; Pham, Ann Xuan
Other Author Kinder, Kisha
Title Preventing falls in the elderly
Date 2010-05-18
Description Exercise programs have been found to reduce falls in the elderly. In a study published in 2009, only 8 weeks of exercise training 3 times/week (including calistinics, muscle power, body balance, and walking training ) decreased the incidence of falls in the elderly population by 12% (Iwamoto, et al., 2009). In only 5 weeks, a study utilizing the Nijmegen Falls Prevention Program was able to reduce the incidence of falls in the elderly by 46%. The class met twice a week and the program focused on balance and coordination movements as well as walking lessons and obstacle avoidance (Weerdesteyn, et al., 2006). The purpose of this project was to determine whether 45 minutes of chair aerobics twice a week could improve fall risk assessment scores in the elderly.
Type Text; Image
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Trapeze Interactive Poster
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Hargroder, J. L., Kinder, K., & Pham, A. X. (2010). Preventing falls in the elderly. University of Utah.
Rights Management (c) Hargroder, Jessica Lynn; Kinder, Kisha; Pham, Ann Xuan
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Date Created 2012-08-01
Date Modified 2021-05-06
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