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Evaluating “Standing Tall” – an engaging home-based exercise program using mobile technology for maximizing long-term adherence and preventing falls in older people: randomized controlled trial [ 2015 - 2018 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1084739]

Researchers: A/Pr Kim Delbaere (Principal investigator) ,  Prof Lindy Clemson Prof Jacqueline Close

Brief description Current evidence suggests that older people have to exercise for two hours per week for six months to prevent falls, with a strong focus on balance exercises. We have developed and tested an engaging home-based balance training program delivered through mobile (tablet) technology, called ‘Standing Tall’. We propose a randomised controlled trial to examine the effectiveness of our program for preventing falls in 500 community-dwelling older people, in addition to adherence- and cost-analyses.

Funding Amount $AUD 791,081.75

Funding Scheme Project Grants

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