Falls efficacy among older adults enrolled in an evidence-based program to reduce fall-related risk: Sustainability of individual benefits over time

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Abstract

Grand-scale community rollouts of evidence-based programs seldom have the capacity to examine long-term sustainability of beneficial effects among older adults. This study examined the effectiveness of A Matter of Balance/Volunteer Lay Leader Model, an evidence-based fall risk reduction program, to sustain fall-related efficacy improvements among 282 older adult participants using data collected at 3 time points: baseline, postintervention, and 6-month follow-up. A linear mixed model and multilevel logistic regression models were used. Falls Efficacy Scale and individual item scores significantly increased from baseline to postintervention. While most efficacy-related scores tapered after postintervention, all changes remained significant at 6-month follow-up.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)256-263
Number of pages8
JournalFamily and Community Health
Volume35
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2012

Keywords

  • evidence-based program
  • fall prevention
  • falls efficacy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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