Exercise to prevent falls in older adults: an updated meta-analysis and best practice recommendations.

@article{Sherrington2011ExerciseTP,
  title={Exercise to prevent falls in older adults: an updated meta-analysis and best practice recommendations.},
  author={Catherine Sherrington and Anne C. Tiedemann and Nicola J Fairhall and Jacqueline C. T. Close and Stephen R. Lord},
  journal={New South Wales public health bulletin},
  year={2011},
  volume={22 3-4},
  pages={
          78-83
        }
}
This systematic review update includes 54 randomised controlled trials and confirms that exercise as a single intervention can prevent falls (pooled rate ratio 0.84, 95% CI 0.77-0.91). Meta-regression revealed programs that included balance training, contained a higher dose of exercise and did not include walking training to have the greatest effect on reducing falls. We therefore recommend that exercise for falls prevention should provide a moderate or high challenge to balance and be… CONTINUE READING

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