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What Works for Community-Dwelling Older Adults, 3rd Edition

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Carande-Kulis V1, Stevens JA2, Florence CS3, Beattie BL4, Arias I5. J Safety Res. A cost-benefit analysis of three older adult fall prevention interventions. 2015 Feb;52:65-70. doi: 10.1016/j.jsr.2014.12.007. Epub 2015 Jan 6 Abstract

Cost savings infographic NCOA 2017.

Gillespie LD, Robertson MC, Gillespie WJ, Sherrington C, Gates S, Clemson LM, Lamb SE. Interventions for preventing falls in older people living in the community. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 9. Art. No. : CD007146. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007146.pub3.



Fuzhong Li, PhD, Peter Harmer, PhD, and Kathleen Fitzgerald, MD. Implementing an Evidence-Based Fall Prevention Intervention in Community Senior Centers. AmJPublicHealth. 2016;106:2026-2031. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2016.303386)

Fuzhong Li, Ph.D., Peter Harmer, Ph.D., M.P.H., Kathleen Fitzgerald, M.D., Elizabeth Eckstrom, M.D., M.P.H., Ronald Stock, M.D., Johnny Galver, P.T., Gianni Maddalozzo, Ph.D., and Sara S. Batya, M.D. Tai Chi and Postural Stability in Patients with Parkinson's Disease. N Engl J Med 2012; 366:511-519 February 9, 2012DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1107911

Fuzhong Li Peter Harmer K. John Fisher Edward McAuley Nigel Chaumeton Elizabeth Eckstrom Nicole L. Wilson Tai Chi and Fall Reductions in Older Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial. The Journals of Gerontology: Series A, Volume 60, Issue 2, 1 February 2005, Pages 187-194

Effectiveness of a Therapeutic Tai Ji Quan Intervention vs a Multimodal Exercise Intervention to Prevent Falls Among Older Adults at High Risk of Falling: A Randomized Clinical Trial (2018, JAMA Internal Medicine)

Cost-effectiveness of a therapeutic Tai Ji Quan fall prevention intervention for older adults at high risk of falling (2019, Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences)

Effectiveness of Tai Ji Quan vs Multimodal and Stretching Exercise Interventions for Reducing Injurious Falls in Older Adults at High Risk of Falling: Follow-up Analysis of a Randomized Clinical Trial (2019, JAMA Network Open)


Healy, T. C., Peng, C., Haynes, M. S., McMahon, E. M., Botler, J. L., & Gross, L. (2008). The feasibility and effectiveness of translating a matter of balance into a volunteer lay leader model Journal of Applied Gerontology, 27(1), 34-51.

Tennstedt S, Howland J, Lachman M, Peterson E, Kasten L, Jette A. (1998). A Randomized, Controlled Trial of a Group Intervention to Reduce Fear of Falling and Associated Activity Restriction in Older Adults. The Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 1998 Nov; 53(6), P384-392.

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