Gardening as a potential activity to reduce falls in older adults.

@article{Chen2012GardeningAA,
  title={Gardening as a potential activity to reduce falls in older adults.},
  author={T. Chen and M. Janke},
  journal={Journal of aging and physical activity},
  year={2012},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={
          15-31
        }
}
  • T. Chen, M. Janke
  • Published 2012
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of aging and physical activity
This study examines whether participation in gardening predicts reduced fall risk and performance on balance and gait-speed measures in older adults. Data on adults age 65 and older (N = 3,237) from the Health and Retirement Study and Consumption and Activities Mail Survey were analyzed. Participants who spent 1 hr or more gardening in the past week were defined as gardeners, resulting in a total of 1,585 gardeners and 1,652 nongardeners. Independent t tests, chi square, and regression analyses… Expand
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