Multi-centre cluster randomised trial comparing a community group exercise programme with home based exercise with usual care for people aged 65 and over in primary care: protocol of the ProAct 65+ trial

Steve Iliffe, Denise Kendrick, Richard Morris, Dawn Skelton, Heather Gage, Susie Dinan, Zoe Stevens, Mirilee Pearl, Tahir Masud

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Abstract

Regular physical activity reduces the risk of mortality from all causes, with a powerful beneficial effect on risk of falls and hip fractures. However, physical activity levels are low in the older population and previous studies have demonstrated only modest, short-term improvements in activity levels with intervention.

Original languageEnglish
JournalTrials
Volume11
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010

Keywords

  • primary care
  • community group exercise programme
  • over 65s
  • trial

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