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Evaluation of a falls prevention program for independent elderly

Evaluation of a falls prevention program for independent elderly

American Journal of Health Behavior 28(Suppl. 1): S51

To evaluate the effectiveness of an older adult falls-prevention program and describe compliance with the program. The No More Falls! program was evaluated by comparing outcomes of program participants and nonparticipants from the same health care system and by comparing outcomes in pre- and postintervention periods. Program participants were 20% less likely to fall than nonparticipants. Falls during the year after program participation decreased 53%, compared with a 21% decline among nonparticipants. Compliance was positively associated with program effectiveness. These findings suggest that the No More Falls! program was successful in reducing falls among older adults.

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PMID: 15055571

DOI: 10.5993/ajhb.28.s1.6

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