Title

An exercise program to improve fall-related outcomes in elderly nursing home residents

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

2-1-2004

NLM Title Abbreviation

Appl Nurs Res

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Applied Nursing Research

PubMed ID

14991552

Abstract

This study tested a 3-month ankle-strengthening and walking program designed to improve or maintain the fall-related outcomes of balance, ankle strength, walking speed, risk of falling, fear of falling, and confidence to perform daily activities without falling (falls efficacy) in elderly nursing home residents. Nursing home residents (N = 81) between the ages of 64 and 100 years participated in the study. Two of the fall-related outcomes, balance and fear of falling, were maintained or improved for the exercise group in comparison to the control group.

Keywords

Accident Prevention, Accidental Falls/prevention & control/statistics & numerical data, Activities of Daily Living, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Ankle, Exercise Therapy/methods/standards, Fear, Female, Geriatric Assessment, Homes for the Aged, Humans, Iowa, Male, Middle Aged, Nursing Homes, Postural Balance, Risk Factors, Self Efficacy, Treatment Outcome, Walking, Weight Lifting/standards

Published Article/Book Citation

Applied Nursing Research, 17:1 (2004) pp.21-31.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/1126