In 2007, Campbell and Robertson did a meta-analysis of all trials considering falls prevention and found exercise only interventions (particularly OEP) more cost effective and had the potential for a larger reach. Click here to view.
In 2008, Liu-Ambrose and colleagues showed in this RCT that executive function could be improved within 6 months of starting OEP and suggests that this, alongside improvements in balance, was responsible for the reduction in falls risk at one year. Click here to view.
A systematic review of the research trials evaluating the effect of exercise on reducing falls in older people. Published in 2000, this paper can be viewed here.
Does the ‘Otago exercise programme’ reduce mortality and falls in older adults?: a systematic review and meta-analysis. This paper published in Age and Ageing in 2010 by Thomas et al. shows that the Otago Exercise Programme significantly reduces the risk of death and falling in older community-dwelling adults. They reviewed 7 trials with over 1500…
Cambridge Falls Prevention Services are looking for PSI/OEP trained instructors who would be interested in doing classes in the Cambridge area (particularly in the Fenland – Wisbech area). This includes those that live in adjacent areas such as Lincoln, Suffolk, Norfolk, Hartford, Bedford, Peterborough etc and who are prepared to travel.