Trial of a Home Based Strength and Balance Retraining Program in Reducing Falls Risk Factors
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Falls Risk Factors as measured by the Physiological Profile Assessment (PPA) and its five components (vision, reaction time, knee extension strength, proprioception, sway) [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
Secondary Outcome Measures
Fear of falling, cost, injurious falls, Physiologic Profile Assessment (overall score and subcomponents), cognitive performance based on standard neuropsychological tests, and everyday function. All measured at 6 and 12 months [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
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Ages Eligible for Study:
70 Years and older (Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Seniors aged 70 years and older, presenting to a health care provider with a fall.
Aged 70 years and older, present to a health care provider with a fall, mini mental state exam of at least 24
Progressive neurological condition, medical condition precluding participation in physical activity, residing in a nursing home/extended care facility