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ACE Report #8009
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Group or home-based falls prevention program does not increase elders bone mineral density

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Randomised controlled trial of the effectiveness of community group and home-based falls prevention exercise programmes on bone health in older people: the ProAct65+ bone study

Age Ageing. 2015 Jul;44(4):573-9

Contributing Authors: RL Duckham T Masud R Taylor D Kendrick H Carpenter S Iliffe R Morris H Gage DA Skelton S Dinan-Young K Brooke-Wavell

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319 elderly participants were randomized into a home-based exercise (Otago Exercise Programme), community-based exercise (Falls Management Exercise) or usual care group. The purpose of the study was to determine how effective these two fall prevention programs were in terms of increasing bone mineral density (BMD) after 6 months of treatment, compared to patients receiving usual care. Results indi...

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