Visualizing rehabilitation in the home for high fall-risk older adults: a case study

Stephen Uzor, Lynne Baillie, Dawn Skelton, Philip J. Rowe

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Abstract

Studies have shown that functional strength and balance exercises can reduce the risk of falling in older people if they are done on a regular basis. However, the repetitive nature of these exercises; combined with the inherent lack of feedback of progress may discourage seniors to exercise in the home, thereby rendering such an intervention ineffective [3]. The study hypothesized that the use of visual feedback will be more effective in promoting adherence to home rehabilitation than standard care; thereby promoting independence, reducing the risk of falling, and improving the quality of life in older adults.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S131–S132
Number of pages2
JournalGait and Posture
Volume39
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2014

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Keywords

  • falls
  • older adults
  • rehabilitation
  • visual feedback

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Uzor, Stephen ; Baillie, Lynne ; Skelton, Dawn ; Rowe, Philip J. / Visualizing rehabilitation in the home for high fall-risk older adults: a case study. In: Gait and Posture. 2014 ; Vol. 39, No. 1. pp. S131–S132.
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