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

Uzor, S. and Baillie, L. and Skelton, D.A. and Rowe, P. (2014) Visualizing rehabilitation in the home for high fall-risk older adults : a case study. Gait and Posture, 39 (Suppl ). S131-S132. ISSN 0966-6362

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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.