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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2020, Vol. 7, Issue 5, Part C

The effects of fall prevention program on risk of fall in elderly living at old age home


Author(s): Nidheesh NA, KS Sharad, R Rejeesh Kumar and S Manivannan

Abstract: Background: Studies suggest that unexpected falls are the main cause of mortality and morbidity, especially for old aged people. The main causes of these falls are poor balance and reduced strength of the lower limb muscles. Exercise has a greater role to improve balance and strength. There are many approaches to design good group therapy programmes.
Objectives: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effects of fall prevention program on risk of fall in elderly living at old age home,
Design: Pretest posttest experimental design.
Methods: Pre-test, post-test experimental design was conducted on 30 old aged individuals. They were divided into 2 groups of 15 each informed concern was obtained from all individuals. Group A received fall prevention programme including balance exercise strengthening exercise of lower limb, education about fear of fall. The total treatment duration is 30 minutes gradually it was increased. The group B is a control group they did not undergone any fall prevention programs.
Results: The 6 Week fall prevention program is effective in improving balance and reducing fear of falling among elder individuals living in an old age home.


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How to cite this article:
Nidheesh NA, KS Sharad, R Rejeesh Kumar, S Manivannan. The effects of fall prevention program on risk of fall in elderly living at old age home. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2020;7(5):154-160.
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