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  1. Lee, Chun-Feng MSc
  2. Hsiao, Shih-Fen PhD, PT


Aims: To determine effects of a multidomain health promotion (MDHP) scheme for the community elderly in reducing fall risks.


Methods: Database from older persons using the scheme was analyzed and categorized as high and low risk of fall groups retrospectively. The main measures included the 30-second chair-stand, 8-ft Up-and-Go, and single-leg stance tests. The effects of training were examined and compared across different age groups.


Results: Balance was significantly improved in the high-risk group, especially the young-old and old-old groups.


Conclusions: The MDHP program at least 1 hour per week for the older people was promising in reducing the risk of falls.