A critical appraisal of "Integration of balance and strength training into daily life activity to reduce rate of falls in older people (the life study): a randomised parallel trial"

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2021-12
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Covington, Megan
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Balance and strength training is a common intervention strategy to reduce the fall risk in older adults. However, there are multiple ways to implement this intervention. This study conducted a randomized, three-arm parallel trial to analyze the effect that an integrated approach and a structured approach can have on the fall risk of older adults compared to a control group. This single-blinded, prospective study found that both the integrated approach and structured approach had a statistically significant impact on the fall risk of older adults. However, only the integrated approach had a clinically significant difference in fall risk reduction compared to the control group.

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