Health behaviour change theory meets falls prevention: Feasibility of a habit-based balance and strength exercise intervention for older adults

@article{Fleig2016HealthBC,
  title={Health behaviour change theory meets falls prevention: Feasibility of a habit-based balance and strength exercise intervention for older adults},
  author={Lena Fleig and Megan M. McAllister and P. Chen and J. Iverson and K. Milne and H. McKay and L. Clemson and Maureen C Ashe},
  journal={Psychology of Sport and Exercise},
  year={2016},
  volume={22},
  pages={114-122}
}
  • Lena Fleig, Megan M. McAllister, +5 authors Maureen C Ashe
  • Published 2016
  • Psychology
  • Psychology of Sport and Exercise
  • Abstract Objectives Habit formation is a proposed mechanism for behaviour maintenance. Very few falls prevention studies have adopted this as an intervention framework and outcome. Therefore, we tested feasibility of a theory-based behaviour change intervention that encouraged women to embed balance and strength exercises into daily life routines (e.g., eating, self-care routines). Design The EASY LiFE study was a mixed-methods, 4-month feasibility intervention that included seven group-based… CONTINUE READING
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