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Topic: There has been a lot of research regarding balance in older adults. What research seems to be the most promising in terms of falls and fall prevention, and why?
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Cody (3 Posts) from United States on Aug 6, 2009:

There has been a lot of research regarding balance in older adults. What research seems to be the most promising in terms of falls and fall prevention, and why?


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A (4 Posts) from United States on Aug 7, 2009:

I am not too up to date on Falls research, but I did recently run across this CDC website (http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/pub-res/toolkit/SummaryOfFalls.htm). I found it very useful!


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louis (2 Posts) from United States on Feb 21, 2010:

Extensive studies on balance assessment can be found on pubmed.gov website in journals such as Physical Therapy as well as Jl. of Geriatric Physical Therapy. The Jl. of Geriatric Physical Therapy Vol. 32 ;4 2009, reports a new waist pull perturbation balance assessment method, The Spring Scale Test (SST) which quantifies stepping responses as percent of total body weight, in active independent community residing older adults.


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Colleen (2 Posts) from United States on Feb 8, 2011:

Strength training seems to be useful in preventing falls as we age. http://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/growingstronger/why/index.html




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