ERIC Number: EJ1034962
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Feasibility of a Brief Community-Based Train-the-Trainer Lesson to Reduce the Risk of Falls among Community Dwelling Older Adults
Gunter, Katherine B.; John, Deborah H.
Journal of Extension, v52 n1 Article 1IAW5 Feb 2014
The Better Balance, Better Bones, Better Bodies (B-Better©) program was developed to disseminate simple home-based strategies to prevent falls and improve functional health of older adults using a train-the-trainer model. Delivered by Family & Community Education Study Group program volunteers, the lesson stresses the importance of a physically active lifestyle to optimal health and promotes "best practice" strategies to prevent falls. Data from 235 program participants show participants gained knowledge and learned to reduce their risk of falls during this one-hour brief encounter. Over 80% reported intent to change behavior related to physical activity and to perform home safety checks.
Descriptors: Safety, Older Adults, Health Promotion, Training, Volunteers, Physical Activity Level, Life Style, Best Practices, Program Effectiveness, At Risk Persons, Program Evaluation, Role Models, Self Efficacy, Self Management, Questionnaires, Exercise, Drug Therapy, Compliance (Psychology), Surveys, Attitude Measures, Peer Teaching
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