A randomized controlled trial to investigate the effects of water-based exercise to improve falls risk and physical function in older adults with lower-extremity osteoarthritis.

@article{Hale2012ARC,
  title={A randomized controlled trial to investigate the effects of water-based exercise to improve falls risk and physical function in older adults with lower-extremity osteoarthritis.},
  author={Leigh Anne Hale and Debra Waters and Peter Herbison},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  year={2012},
  volume={93 1},
  pages={
          27-34
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the efficacy of a water-based exercise program specifically targeting balance to reduce falls risk and improve measures of balance and physical function in older adults with osteoarthritis (OA). DESIGN Randomized controlled trial. SETTING Community. PARTICIPANTS Persons (N=39; mean±SD age, 74±6y; 26 women) with mild to moderate OA and at risk for falling met study criteria, were measured at baseline, and were randomly assigned to the intervention (n=23) and… CONTINUE READING
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