Gardner et al, in 2002, showed that nurses trained in OEP delivery could effectively lead older people in the OEP exercises and reduce falls. Click here to view.
In 2002, Robertson and Campbell published a meta-analysis of all their research trials considering OEP and falls reduction. Click here to view.
In 2005 this paper by Campbell et al, showed that falls could be reduced in people with visual impairment with occupational therapy input. One arm of the trial used OEP exercises and in those who adhered to the training programme, there was a reduction in falls. Click here to view.
La Grow and colleagues have published this “how to” guide on their successful intervention to reduce falls with occupational therapy input and OEP exercises in people with visual impairment. Click here to view.
In 2007, Campbell and Robertson did a meta-analysis of all trials considering falls prevention and found exercise only interventions (particularly OEP) more cost effective and had the potential for a larger reach. Click here to view.
In 2008, Liu-Ambrose and colleagues showed in this RCT that executive function could be improved within 6 months of starting OEP and suggests that this, alongside improvements in balance, was responsible for the reduction in falls risk at one year. Click here to view.
Does the ‘Otago exercise programme’ reduce mortality and falls in older adults?: a systematic review and meta-analysis. This paper published in Age and Ageing in 2010 by Thomas et al. shows that the Otago Exercise Programme significantly reduces the risk of death and falling in older community-dwelling adults. They reviewed 7 trials with over 1500…
Published in 2009, this Cochrane Review, authored by Saunders and co-authored by Gillian Mead, one of the developers of the EfS Course, reported on a systematic review of the published evidence base of RCTs assessing the effect of exercise in patients following stroke. The positive effects of cardiorespiratory exercise, involving waking were demonstrated on speed,…