Evaluation of a Falls Prevention Program for Independent Elderly

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Abstract:

Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of an older adult falls-prevention program and describe compliance with the program. Methods: 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. Results: 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. Conclusion: These findings suggest that the No More Falls! program was successful in reducing falls among older adults.

Keywords: falls; intervention; older adult

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Southern California Injury Prevention Research Center, UCLA School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA. 2: The University of Iowa College of Public Health, Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, Iowa City, IA. 3: Preventive Health Care for the Aging, Department of Health Services, Institute for Health and Aging, Sacramento, CA.

Publication date: April 1, 2004

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  • The American Journal of Health Behavior seeks to improve the quality of life through multidisciplinary health efforts in fostering a better understanding of the multidimensional nature of both individuals and social systems as they relate to health behaviors.

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