A Meta-Analysis of an Exercise Program as a Fall Prevention Among the Elderly

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153557
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Presentation
Title:
A Meta-Analysis of an Exercise Program as a Fall Prevention Among the Elderly
Abstract:
A Meta-Analysis of an Exercise Program as a Fall Prevention Among the Elderly
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 21, 2004
Author:Sohng, Kyeong-Yae, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:The Catholic University of Korea
Title:Professor
Co-Authors:Jung Soon Moon, DPH, RN; Jung Hyun Choi, PhD, RN
Objective: To examine the effectiveness of exercise as a means of prevention of fall, in addition to a strengthened balance and muscle strength among the elderly. Design: Meta-analysis. Method: Computerized literature search using MEDLINE and CINAHL were conducted using the index terms fall(s), exercise, prevention, aged and elderly, and also cross-referencing retrieved review and original articles. Findings: Eight studies were reviewed in depth for study design, intervention protocols, subject characteristics, and the outcome measures of fall, balance and muscle strength. Data from eight studies, involving a total of 843 subjects, 443 subjects in the intervention group and 400 subjects in the control group, have been compared and combined. The exercise effect on fall reduction is estimated 6.2%, a marginally significant result, and the balance and muscle strength were significaltly improved, especially so for the knee muscle strength.Conclusions and Implications: The present study has revealed areas of weakness in previous researches that might profitably be explored in future studies in this area.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
21-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Meta-Analysis of an Exercise Program as a Fall Prevention Among the Elderlyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153557-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Meta-Analysis of an Exercise Program as a Fall Prevention Among the Elderly</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 21, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Sohng, Kyeong-Yae, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">The Catholic University of Korea</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sky@catholic.ac.kr</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Jung Soon Moon, DPH, RN; Jung Hyun Choi, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: To examine the effectiveness of exercise as a means of prevention of fall, in addition to a strengthened balance and muscle strength among the elderly. Design: Meta-analysis. Method: Computerized literature search using MEDLINE and CINAHL were conducted using the index terms fall(s), exercise, prevention, aged and elderly, and also cross-referencing retrieved review and original articles. Findings: Eight studies were reviewed in depth for study design, intervention protocols, subject characteristics, and the outcome measures of fall, balance and muscle strength. Data from eight studies, involving a total of 843 subjects, 443 subjects in the intervention group and 400 subjects in the control group, have been compared and combined. The exercise effect on fall reduction is estimated 6.2%, a marginally significant result, and the balance and muscle strength were significaltly improved, especially so for the knee muscle strength.Conclusions and Implications: The present study has revealed areas of weakness in previous researches that might profitably be explored in future studies in this area.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:21:15Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-21en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:21:15Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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