Fall Reductions in Older Adults : A Randomized Controlled Trial

  title={Fall Reductions in Older Adults : A Randomized Controlled Trial},
  author={Fuzhong Li and P. Harmer and Kate Fisher and Edward McAuley and Nigel R. Chaumeton and Elizabeth N. Eckstrom and Nicole L. Wilson},
Methods. This randomized controlled trial involved a sample of 256 physically inactive, community-dwelling adults aged 70 to 92 (mean age, 77.48 years; standard deviation, 4.95 years) who were recruited through a patient database in Portland, Oregon. Participants were randomized to participate in a three-times-per-week Tai Chi group or to a stretching control group for 6 months. The primary outcome measure was the number of falls; the secondary outcome measures included functional balance (Berg… CONTINUE READING

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