A novel, technology-based multifaceted program targeting physical, cognitive and mental well-being to reduce falls in older adults

  • Delbaere, Kim (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Anstey, Kaarin (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Proudfoot, Judy (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Callisaya, Michele (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • O'Dea, Bridianne (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

A randomised controlled trial will be conducted in 518 community-dwelling older adults at high-risk of falls.
The intervention is a tailored multifactorial program using readily accessible mobile technology , tailored to address physical (balance, functional strength), affective (psychological distress) and cognitive (executive function, dual task) deficiencies in older people, based on a multifactorial profile approach to fall prevention.
Primary outcome measure includes fall rate at 12 months recorded in weekly fall diaries. Secondary outcome measures include physical, affective and cognitive function at 6 months. Economic analyses will be assessed from a health and community care provider perspective.
Funding awarded to Neuroscience Research Australia; Amount awarded $1,493,672.50 (NHMRC Project Grant).
Effective start/end date1/01/1831/12/21