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Volume:23 Issue:10 Number:1 ISSN#:2563-5476
Meta-analysis
ACE Report #12359
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

Physical Exercise Improves Balance and Reduces Odds of Falls in the Elderly


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

The Effects of Physical Exercise on Balance and Prevention of Falls in Older People: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

J Clin Med. 2020 Aug 11;9(8):2595.

Contributing Authors: GF Papalia R Papalia LA Diaz Balzani G Torre B Zampogna S Vasta C Fossati AM Alifano V Denaro

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Synopsis

Sixteen randomized controlled trials including 2960 elderly patients were included in this meta-analysis comparing physical exercise and control for the improvement of balance performance and for the reduction of falls. Pooled outcomes of interest included the Timed Up and Go (TUG) test, the Berg Balance Score (BBS), the Falls Efficacy Scale (FES), the Activities-Specific Balance Confidence (ABC) ...

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