N'Balance: A Community-Based Fall-Prevention Intervention With Older Adults-Lessons Learned

Catherine M. Headley, Laura Payne, M. Jean Keller

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Abstract

An examination of a community-based fall-prevention intervention, N'Balance, for adults age 55 and older was completed. N'Balance is a multidimensional intervention. A quasi-experimental intervention trial with a control group, using two sites, was the research design. This 6-week intervention met twice weekly for 50 minutes and included pre- and post-tests of physical and psychosocial aspects. Results indicated that N'Balance was associated with improved balance, a reduction in the fear of falling, and approached significance with leisure self-efficacy. The RE-AIM model was used with this intervention to explore its reach, efficacy, adoption, implementation, and maintenance in community recreation settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)47-62
Number of pages16
JournalActivities, Adaptation and Aging
Volume37
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

Keywords

  • N'Balance
  • RE-AIM
  • balance
  • fall prevention
  • older adults
  • self-efficacy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Professions (miscellaneous)
  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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