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Citation

Pérez-Ros P, Vila-Candel R, Martínez-Arnau FM. Geriatr. Nurs. 2020; ePub(ePub): ePub.

Affiliation

Department of Nursing, Universidad Católica de Valencia San Vicente Mártir, 46007 Valencia, Spain; Frailty and Cognitive Impairment Research Group (FROG), University of Valencia, 46010 Valencia, Spain; Department of Physiotherapy, Universitat de València, 46010 Valencia, Spain.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2020, Elsevier Publishing)

DOI

10.1016/j.gerinurse.2020.01.017

PMID

32199736

Abstract

Frailty and falls are closely associated with each other as well as with disability, hospitalization, and death. Exercise can reduce these risks in both robust and frail older people. This before-after, non-randomized intervention study assessed a one-year proprioception training program with individual daily home exercises in 564 community-dwelling people aged 70 years and over, with different frailty phenotypes. After the exercise program, we observed a moderate reduction in the mean number of falls, fear of falls, body mass index and body fat percentage in frail and pre-frail participants. These results suggest that a home proprioception program may be a viable alternative to complex multicomponent exercise programs in settings where these are not feasible, since home proprioception can reach a larger population at a lower cost, and it affords clear benefits.

Copyright © 2020 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


Language: en

Keywords

Community dwelling; Falls; Frail; Older people; Proprioception exercises

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