Format

Send to

Choose Destination

See 1 citation found using an alternative search:

Health Promot Pract. 2011 Nov;12(6):832-9. doi: 10.1177/1524839910375026. Epub 2010 Dec 29.

A translational research evaluation of the Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) community-based fall prevention exercise and education program.

Author information

1
Nursing Program, University of Washington Tacoma, 1900 Commerce St., Tacoma, WA 98402, USA. sallyyork7@gmail.com

Abstract

Falls in older adults are the leading cause of injury hospitalizations and fatalities in the United States; primary risk factors are muscle weakness, impaired mobility, and balance deficits. This article describes the 12-month translational research evaluation of the Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) community-based public health, public domain fall prevention exercise and education program. Recruitment reached the target goal by 154%; 331 adults (mean age = 74.6) attended more than one class (mean classes attended = 24.8, SD = 26.6, range = 1-120) at nine community sites in one county in the 12-month period; 173 completed health and demographic forms, 132 completed program surveys, and 91 completed baseline and follow-up physical function tests. Physical function test results showed significant improvements in strength, balance, and mobility in those who were below normal limits at baseline, and in those who attended classes twice a week or more for more than 2 months. Survey results found that 93% of respondents reported improved performance of daily activities; 92% reported improved strength, balance, fitness, or flexibility; and 80% found the SAIL information guide education component helpful.

PMID:
21191079
DOI:
10.1177/1524839910375026
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Atypon
Loading ...
Support Center