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Combination of BTrackS and Geri-Fit as a targeted approach for assessing and reducing the postural sway of older adults with high fall risk

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Interventions in Aging, February 2017
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Title
Combination of BTrackS and Geri-Fit as a targeted approach for assessing and reducing the postural sway of older adults with high fall risk
Published in
Clinical Interventions in Aging, February 2017
DOI 10.2147/cia.s131047
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Authors

Daniel J Goble, Mason C Hearn, Harsimran S Baweja

Abstract

Atypically high postural sway measured by a force plate is a known risk factor for falls in older adults. Further, it has been shown that small, but significant, reductions in postural sway are possible with various balance exercise interventions. In the present study, a new low-cost force-plate technology called the Balance Tracking System (BTrackS) was utilized to assess postural sway of older adults before and after 90 days of a well-established exercise program called Geri-Fit. Results showed an overall reduction in postural sway across all participants from pre- to post-intervention. However, the magnitude of effects was significantly influenced by the amount of postural sway demonstrated by individuals prior to Geri-Fit training. Specifically, more participants with atypically high postural sway pre-intervention experienced an overall postural sway reduction. These reductions experienced were typically greater than the minimum detectable change statistic for the BTrackS Balance Test. Taken together, these findings suggest that BTrackS is an effective means of identifying older adults with elevated postural sway, who are likely to benefit from Geri-Fit training to mitigate fall risk.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 75 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 15%
Student > Bachelor 11 15%
Student > Master 6 8%
Professor 5 7%
Researcher 5 7%
Other 12 16%
Unknown 25 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 16 21%
Medicine and Dentistry 9 12%
Sports and Recreations 7 9%
Psychology 5 7%
Neuroscience 3 4%
Other 8 11%
Unknown 27 36%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 May 2017.
All research outputs
#5,884,228
of 22,294,625 outputs
Outputs from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#562
of 1,808 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#112,954
of 400,408 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#19
of 40 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 22,294,625 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 73rd percentile.
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