Pilot Outcomes of a Multicomponent Fall Risk Program Integrated Into Daily Lives of Community-Dwelling Older Adults

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Objectives: To evaluate whether a fall prevention intervention reduces fall risk in older adults who have previously fallen. Design: Randomized controlled pilot trial. Setting: Participants’ homes. Intervention: LIVE-LiFE, adapted from Lifestyle-Intervention Functional Exercise (LiFE) integrates strength and balance training into daily habits in eight visits over 12 weeks. The adaptations to LiFE were to also provide (a) US$500 in home safety changes, (b) vision contrast screening and referral, and (c) medication recommendations. Control condition consisted of fall prevention materials and individualized fall risk summary. Measurement: Timed Up and Go (TUG) and Tandem stand. Falls efficacy, feasibility, and acceptability of the intervention. Results: Sample (N = 37) was 65% female, 65% White, and average 77 years. Compared with the control group, each outcome improved in the intervention. The LIVE-LiFE intervention had a large effect (1.1) for tandem stand, moderate (0.5) in falls efficacy, and small (0.1) in the TUG. Conclusion: Simultaneously addressing preventable fall risk factors is feasible.


  • Sarah L. Szanton
  • Lindy Clemson
  • Minhui Liu
  • Laura N. Gitlin
  • Melissa D. Hladek
  • Sarah E. LaFave
  • David L. Roth
  • Katherine A. Marx
  • Cynthia Felix
  • Safiyyah M. Okoye
  • Xuan Zhang
  • Svetlana Bautista
  • Marianne Granbom
Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • University of Sydney
  • Drexel University

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Geriatrik
  • Sjukgymnastik


Sidor (från-till)320-327
TidskriftJournal of Applied Gerontology
Utgåva nummer3
Tidigt onlinedatum2020 mar 20
StatusPublished - 2021
Peer review utfördJa