What do community-dwelling Caucasian and South Asian 60–70 year olds think about exercise for fall prevention?

Maria Horne, Shaun Speed, Dawn Skelton, Chris Todd

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Abstract

Strategies to prevent falls often recommend regular exercise. However, 40% of over 50s in the UK report less physical activity than is recommended. Even higher rates of sedentary behaviour have been reported among South Asian older adults. This study objective was to identify salient beliefs that influence uptake and adherence to exercise for fall prevention among community-dwelling Caucasian and South Asian 60–70 year olds in the UK.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)68-73
Number of pages6
JournalAge and Ageing
Volume38
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009

Keywords

  • exercise
  • fall prevention
  • gait

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