Reducing the fear of falling through a community evidence-based intervention
Falls and the fear of falling are major health concerns among older adults. The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of an evidence-based fall prevention program on the fear of falling and health-related quality of life among community-dwelling elders. The program consisted of 6 classes that covered topics such as risk factors for falls, balance exercises, medications, safe footwear, and home safety. Of those elders who were most fearful at baseline, the fall prevention program decreased their fear of falling and improved 1 dimension of their health-related quality of life.
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Beauvais, Audrey M. and Beauvais, John E., "Reducing the fear of falling through a community evidence-based intervention" (2014). Nursing and Health Studies Faculty Publications. 108.
Beauvais, Audrey, and John E. Beauvais. "Reducing the fear of falling through a community evidence-based intervention." Home Healthcare Now 32, no. 2 (2014): 98-105.