Reducing falls risk with Kinect based falls prevention EXERGAMES: a 12 week two-centre, cluster RCT of community-dwelling older adults living in sheltered housing

E. Stanmore, A. Mavroeidi, V. Bell, W. Meekes, L.D. de Jong, D.A. Skelton, C.J. Sutton, V. Benedetto, C. Todd

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Abstract

Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal
unintentional injuries in older people. Despite overwhelming
evidence for strength/balance training, adherence to both
group and home-exercise programmes is often poor1. A novel
approach is the use of home-based, strength and balance
video-games (EXERGAMES) but data from randomized
controlled trials are limited2. The aim of this study was to test
whether a 12 week EXERGAMES home-based intervention,
co-developed with older adults and therapists, can improve
the risk of falling [by Berg Balance Scale (BBS)] in older
adults living in sheltered housing.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of Frailty, Sarcopenia and Falls
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2018

Keywords

  • older adults
  • reducing falls
  • sheltered housing

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