2019
DOI: 10.1590/1981-22562019022.190032 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of a multiple intervention programme for the prevention of falls in older adults from a University of the Third Age (U3A). Method: A quasi-experimental, non-controlled, longitudinal and quantitative study was performed. 69 older adults were allocated into three groups: Control (CG), Physical Exercise (PEG) and Multiple Intervention (MIG). The instruments/tests used were: sociodemographic questionnaire, Geriatric Depression Scale (15-items), Mini-Mental State Examinatio… Show more

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“…Destaca-se que as ações que incluam a prática de exercícios podem ser efetivas na assessoramento em saúde na vida de idosos com o intuito de reduzir os custos de serviços assistenciais e de saúde, e pode ser a melhor maneira de evitar quedas (30) . Na impossibilidade deste estudo se caracterizar como um ensaio clínico não randomizado, ele se destaca por descrever um programa que pode ser abarcado na prática de atenção aos cuidados da saúde do idoso, sendo inovador nesse sentido.…”
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“…In both analyzes, Tukey's post hoc was used to spot differences and considered p <0.05. The size of the immediate effect of RAS with music on the spatio-temporal parameters of gait was also calculated using the Hedges test (g), with its values classified as: insignificant (<0.19); small (0.20-0.49); medium (0.50-0.79); large (0.80-1.29) and very large (>1.30) 24 .…”
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“…National and international experimental studies highlight that health education has been increasingly valued by adult patients. Participants who received educational interventions on falls prevention showed improvement in knowledge, in the perception of risks, in adherence to changes in the home environment and in the reduction in hospitalization rates and falls with injuries [8][9][10][11] .…”
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