Effects of dual task functional power training on falls in the elderly? An 18-month community-based randomised controlled trial [ 2013 - 2017 ]

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Researchers: Dr Dawson Kidgell Prof Dennis Taaffe Prof Keith Hill Prof Kerrie Sanders (Participant) Prof Robin Daly (Principal investigator)
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Brief description Many falls in the elderly result from an inability to produce an explosive and rapid movement to step quickly when balance is lost, particularly when simultaneously performing other attention demanding (dual task) activities such as talking while walking or negotiating traffic. This study will investigate whether dual task high speed functional training can reduce the rate of falls and improve gait, balance and muscle function under dual task 'real-life' conditions in elderly women at increased risk of falling.

Funding Amount $AUD 669,175.99

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