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ACE Report #8851
Ace Report Cover Osteoarthritis

OARSI 2016: Home-based exercise program associated with decreased risk of falls in knee OA


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Effect of the Otago exercises on postural balance and fear of falling among older fallers with knee osteoarthritis

Contributing Authors: S Mat CT Ng MP Tan

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Synopsis

41 elderly patients originally randomized to knee OA treatment of either an individualized Otago exercise program or standard treatment were included in this subgroup analysis. The purpose of this analysis was to determine whether exercise was associated with significantly improved risk of fall, postural balance and fear of falling outcomes after 6 months. Results indicated that patients allocated...

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