Visualizing rehabilitation in the home for high fall-risk older adults

a case study

S. Uzor, L. Baillie, D.A. Skelton, P. Rowe

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Abstract

Studies have shown that functional strength and balance exercises can reduce the risk of falling in older people if they are done on a regular basis. However, the repetitive nature of these exercises; combined with the inherent lack of feedback of progress may discourage seniors to exercise in the home, thereby rendering such an intervention ineffective [3]. The study hypothesized that the use of visual feedback will be more effective in promoting adherence to home rehabilitation than standard care; thereby promoting independence, reducing the risk of falling, and improving the quality of life in older adults.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S131-S132
Number of pages2
JournalGait and Posture
Volume39
Issue numberSuppl 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2014

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Rehabilitation
Sensory Feedback
Quality of Life

Keywords

  • balance exercises
  • older adults
  • walking speed
  • stride length
  • visual rehabilitation

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Uzor, S. ; Baillie, L. ; Skelton, D.A. ; Rowe, P. / Visualizing rehabilitation in the home for high fall-risk older adults : a case study. In: Gait and Posture. 2014 ; Vol. 39, No. Suppl 1. pp. S131-S132.
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