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Healthy Living Programme for Older Adults

2016-09-18 19:29:07 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Malnutrition, risk of falls and medication incidents are commonly faced by the older adults. This study aimed to provide health education to community-dwelling older adults and to assess the effectiveness of a Healthy Living Program (HLP) to older adults in terms of fall prevention, drug management and healthy eating habits.

Description

This was a single group pre-post trial. Participants aged 60 or above were recruited from the community elderly centres. A 6-week HLP, which included one 45 minutes weekly session, was offered to the participants.

122 participants were recruited. This study shows that the 6-week HLP has a potential to improve the physical well-being of the participants, and to increase their knowledge in diet, drug management and fall prevention.

Study Design

Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention

Conditions

Frail Older Adults

Intervention

Healthy Living Programme

Status

Completed

Source

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Results (where available)

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