0
What's new: ICAA infographics series now available.

Scientific research

Search by topic

Access and utilize the ICAA library of scientific studies, reports and statistics to assist you with the development of your business case for wellness, program and community design and development, evidence-informed lifestyle choices and marketing strategies and approaches.

Topic- Falls management

 

Balance training reduces risk of falls among women-5485

Balance training reduces risk of falls among women

At 20 locations in cities throughout France, 706 women ages 75-85 years were randomly assigned to a group exercise program or a control group that maintained their regular activities. The women who exercised engaged in a progressive balance training program along with home exercise

more

Falls management

Chronic pain may indicate risk of falls-5473

Chronic pain may indicate risk of falls

Levels of chronic musculoskeletal pain were assessed for 295 people, average age 77 years. The falls they experienced were counted over 12 months.

more

Falls management

Effective fall reduction program saves money-5405

Effective fall reduction program saves money

The LIFT Wellness Program (Living Independently and Falls-free Together) was designed to counteract both the rate of falls among older adults and healthcare costs. The program includes an in-home assessment, referral to a physician, and recommendations to engage in exercise and make appropriate home safety modifications. Participants engage in quarterly telephone calls with counselors and receive a newsletter.

more

Falls management

Flooring that absorbs impact reduces fall-related injuries-5302

Flooring that absorbs impact reduces fall-related injuries

In a nursing home in Sweden, impact-absorbing flooring was installed in six apartments (except for bathrooms), the dining room and portions of the corridor.

more

Falls management

Walking is effective for fall prevention-5239

Walking is effective for fall prevention

In Japan, 90 people ages 65-79 years old were assigned to brisk walking or balance and strength training groups as part of a fall prevention program that was supervised for three months and unsupervised for 13 months. Over the 16 months, the individuals in the walking group had a significant reduction in fall risk measured by falls per physically active person-day and falls per person-step when compared to those in the balance group.

more

Falls management

Older adults report more falls, but reasons are not clear-5223

Older adults report more falls, but reasons are not clear

Participants in the Health and Retirement Study (1998-2010) reported whether or not they had fallen. For an analysis, a fall was defined as one self-reported fall in the past two years. Among all adults 65 and older, the two-year prevalence of falls

more

Falls management

Total items: 49

icaa 100 members