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Falls Prevention for Visually Impaired Older People

2019-09-11 01:53:34 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This study aims to examine the effectiveness of an intensive five day falls prevention training programme with a home evaluation and a home exercise programme, compared with a home evaluation and exercise programme alone for reducing incidence of falls and fear of falling, and improving confidence in functional ability and objective balance.

Description

While previous research shows a clear link between visual impairment and increased risk and incidence of falls, as well as fear of falling, there is little research to investigate the effectiveness of falls prevention programmes for visually impaired populations. At the time of writing there were no studies identified that used this type of intensive training over a period of several days, rather most of the studies that exist have been conducted in community settings.

This study will aim to compare the effectiveness of a comprehensive exercise programme aimed at improving balance, walking technique, postural control and ability to complete functional tasks, with a home exercise programme with either written or audio instructions.

Study Design

Conditions

Accidental Fall

Intervention

5 day falls prevention training, Home exercise programme, Environmental Assessment

Location

Blind Veterans UK
Llandudno
Conwy
United Kingdom
LL30 1UT

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Blind Veterans UK

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-09-11T01:53:34-0400

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