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Visualizing rehabilitation in the home for high fall-risk older adults : a case study

Uzor, Stephen and Baillie, Lynne and Skelton, Dawn and Rowe, Philip (2013) Visualizing rehabilitation in the home for high fall-risk older adults : a case study. In: 22nd Annual Meeting of the European Society for Movement Analysis in Adults and Children, 2013-09-02 - 2013-09-07.

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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 (Nyman et al. 2011). 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.