The effectiveness of social dancing as a strategy to prevent falls in older people: a cluster randomised controlled trial [ 2012 - 2015 ]

Also known as: Can social dancing prevent falls in older people?

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Researchers: A/Pr Dafna Merom (Principal investigator) A/Pr Rachael Morton Prof Chris Rissel Prof Judy Simpson Prof Kaarin Anstey (Participant)
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Brief description Exercise is an effective intervention to prevent falls by the elderly, particularly programs that included balance enhancement. Dance is a series of multi- directional coordinated rhythmic movements with additional mental and social components. This study will determine if participating in 12 months of social dancing is an effective option to prevent falls among the elderly, and whether dancing can improve the motor-cognitive risk factors for falling.

Funding Amount $AUD 594,024.95

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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