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Low-frequency exercise and vitamin D supplementation reduce falls among institutionalized frail elderly

M Imaoka et al.
Used Parameters : SMI

Publication Year : 2016

Country : Japan

Journal : International Journal of Gerontology

Background Falls are a serious problem among frail elderly and their prevention is an important health concern. We compared the frequency of falls among institutionalized frail elderly residents following different interventions: low-frequency exercise, vitamin D supplementation, and a combination of both. Methods Participants (N= 91) were residents in an institution for frail elderly (84.8±8.8 years of age, 69 women). Participants were randomly assigned to one of four conditions:(1) the control group (n= 23) was provided three sessions …
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