Navigation Links
Research translates into successful community practice to improve elder health
Date:8/11/2008

It is not easy to translate research into practice, and a therapy that works well in the sterile research lab is not always successful in the real world. Researchers across the country are driven not only to discover new treatments but also to make sure their treatments are designed to be used successfully in a variety of community settings.

In the July issue of the American Journal of Public Health, Oregon Research Institute (ORI) senior scientist Fuzhong Li, Ph.D., describes how senior community centers in Lane County, Oregon successfully adopted an evidence-based Tai Chi program to prevent falls among older adults. Based on this success, the Oregon Department of Human Services, in partnership with 4 counties in Oregon, has now adopted the Tai Chi program as part of its efforts to disseminate evidence-based interventions to promote physical activity and reduce falls among community-living older adults.

"Our results are very important from a public health perspective," says Li. "The U.S. population is aging rapidly and falls are a leading cause of mortality and morbidity among adults age 65 and older. Falls are associated with an enormous burden to individuals, society, and to the health care system. Tai Chi, as a proven fall intervention, may have much to offer in terms of reducing the public health burden of falls and the benefits accrued for prevention."

The study was funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to determine how well the exercise program translated into positive results when taught in community centers by lay people. There is wide recognition within public health that proven programs must be translated, implemented and adopted to have widespread effects. In previously-funded research, the Tai Chi program developed by Li and his team showed positive results in improving balance and reducing falls among the elderly.

Twice-weekly 1-hour classes were held in local senior center
'/>"/>

Contact: Kathryn Madden
kathryn@ori.org
Oregon Research Institute
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Kaiser Permanente - Stanford Heart Research Center Funded to Study Treatment Outcomes
2. Joseph H. Kanter Family Foundation and eHealth Initiative Foundation Launch Partnership to Conduct Research on Health Outcomes, Comparative Effectiveness
3. MedexSupply Announces the Release of the ADC Limited Edition Pink Ribbon Stethoscope, With Proceeds Being Donated to Breast Cancer Research
4. Researchers to begin study aimed at helping Latino HIV patients
5. Thirty-seven College Students Participate in Regenerative Medicine Summer Research Program
6. Clinical Research Management gets contract for trials of therapeutics against infectious diseases
7. ChemBridge Research Laboratories, Inc. (CRL) has Established an Industry Record and Benchmark in Hit-to-Lead Libraries Turn-around Time
8. Researchers report periodontal disease independently predicts new onset diabetes
9. Scripps research team unravels new cellular repair mechanism
10. Researchers Find Genes That Influence West Nile Virus
11. New Research From Best Practices: Pharmaceutical New Product Planning - Structure and Activities to Drive Growth and Profitability
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/13/2014)... The North American water storage systems market ... $5,450 million by 2018, at a CAGR of 21.0%, from ... at a rapid pace in North America. The U.S. is ... water & wastewater storage and collection, and the increased spending ... expanding at a healthy rate in Canada, and is rising ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... 13, 2014 Advanced boilers are ... least amount of fossil fuels, produce high-capacity power, ... to increased global warming and climate change concerns, ... reduce harmful gas emissions and pollutants coming from ... in the global advance boilers market., The global ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... 2014 MarketsandMarkets recently conducted a ... 3D Scanning; 3D rendering; Layout and Animation; Image ... - 2018)”, which analyzes and studies the major ... Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, ... the competitive landscape of the 3D imaging market, ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... The Pearland, Texas location of The Little Gym, a gymnastics ... 12 years of age that offers everything from gymnastics, dance, ... Camps, is now under new ownership. , Kevin Berry comes ... over six years at The Little Gym of Bellaire in ... has over ten years of experience working with children, including ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... Recently, 2014QuinceaneraDresses.com, the distinguished special occasion dress manufacturer ... gorgeous Quinceanera dresses . , In ... outfits is huge. Therefore, 2014QuinceaneraDresses.com is striving to ... released dresses are made according to the latest ... , It is worthy of mention that ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:North American Water Storage Systems Market is Expected to Reach $5,450 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2Health News:North American Water Storage Systems Market is Expected to Reach $5,450 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Health News:North America Advanced Boilers Market is Expected to Reach $518.7billion by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2Health News:North America Advanced Boilers Market is Expected to Reach $518.7billion by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Health News:3D Imaging Market Worth $9.82 Billion By 2018 - Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:3D Imaging Market Worth $9.82 Billion By 2018 - Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:3D Imaging Market Worth $9.82 Billion By 2018 - Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:The Little Gym of Pearland, TX Now Under New Ownership and Management 2Health News:2014QuinceaneraDresses.com Releases Its New Quinceanera Dresses 2
... BEACH, Calif., Nov. 29 Diabetes Response,Service, the ... the United States and Canada December 1st, 2007 ... who monitor the subscribers to,prevent hypoglycemia and complications ... Diabetes Response Service provides customizable,scheduled text message reminders ...
... the More You Care About AIDS, World Vision ... ,Put a Face on the Pandemic, UNITED NATIONS, ... discovered, one-third of the people in seven wealthy nations,admit ... and AIDS epidemic,and one-fourth believe the problem is "greatly ...
... the female hormone , THURSDAY, Nov. 29 (HealthDay News) ... often given with estrogen in hormone replacement therapy -- ... say. , They conducted tests on female mice genetically ... this conclusion. , Treatment with estrogen blocked the Alzheimer,s-like ...
... Consortium Health to Create New, Database File Storage ... CAMPBELL, Calif., Nov. 29 ONStor Inc., the ... enterprise, today,announced that Consortium Health Plans, Inc., a ... Shield Plans, has chosen the ONStor,Bobcat Series NAS ...
... Administration (FDA) has accepted for filing the New, Drug ... therapy in the treatment of partial ... 29 UCB announced today that the U.S. Food,and ... Application,(NDA) for the use of lacosamide as adjunctive therapy ...
... Medco Health,Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS ) today announced ... The stock split, effected in the form,of a dividend, will ... Jan. 10, 2008 to receive one additional share of Medco ... dividend will be,distributed on Jan. 24, 2008., Since becoming ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Diabetes Response Service Launches in U.S. and Canada 2Health News:AIDS Ignorance: One-Third of Adults Admit Little or No Knowledge of Pandemic 2Health News:AIDS Ignorance: One-Third of Adults Admit Little or No Knowledge of Pandemic 3Health News:AIDS Ignorance: One-Third of Adults Admit Little or No Knowledge of Pandemic 4Health News:Progesterone Won't Shield Women Against Alzheimer's 2Health News:Consortium Health Plans Cuts Down on Power Usage and Cooling in Its Data Center Using ONStor's Green Clustered NAS Solution 2Health News:Consortium Health Plans Cuts Down on Power Usage and Cooling in Its Data Center Using ONStor's Green Clustered NAS Solution 3Health News:UCB Announces FDA Filing for lacosamide in the Treatment of Partial Onset Seizures in Adults with Epilepsy 2Health News:UCB Announces FDA Filing for lacosamide in the Treatment of Partial Onset Seizures in Adults with Epilepsy 3Health News:Medco Announces Two-For-One Stock Split 2Health News:Medco Announces Two-For-One Stock Split 3Health News:Medco Announces Two-For-One Stock Split 4Health News:Medco Announces Two-For-One Stock Split 5
(Date:7/11/2014)... , July 11, 2014  Australian drug delivery ... that it has raised A$19.3 million via a placement ... Europe , the U.S., Asia ... million from a share purchase plan (SPP) to be ... will be made in two tranches. "This ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... , July 11, 2014 ... to Safety & Health Expo 2014 were ... move to London , ... attending exhibition.          ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140711/696892-a )      (Photo: ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... 2014  Breg, Inc., a premier provider of ... FreeRunner™ knee brace with new innovations to help ... return to active lifestyles.  FreeRunner,s patent-pending design acts ... support when patients need it most, and the ... Patellofemoral issues are the most common cause ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Phosphagenics' A$19.3 million Capital Raising 2Phosphagenics' A$19.3 million Capital Raising 3UK's Flagship Health & Safety Event Has Successful Inaugural Year in London 2UK's Flagship Health & Safety Event Has Successful Inaugural Year in London 3UK's Flagship Health & Safety Event Has Successful Inaugural Year in London 4Breg Introduces Knee Brace to Help Runners with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome 2
... Oct. 12 "The FDA,s just approved monthly drug treatment ... largest substance abuse treatment provider, CRC Health Group, Recovery Division ... country. Rhodes said the new treatment regimen "will provide addicts ... a new way to reduce or eliminate relapse. We are ...
... (NYSE: WPI ), a leading specialty pharmaceutical company, ... quarter 2010 financial results on Thursday, November 4, 2010 prior ... will also host a conference call and webcast at 8:30 ... its financial results and provide an update on the Company,s ...
Cached Medicine Technology:FDA's Just Approved Monthly Drug Treatment, Vivitrol Could Be 'Game Changer,' Says Country's Largest Drug Treatment Recovery President, CRC's Jerry Rhodes; Provides Addicts 'One Decision A Month Instead of 30' 2Watson to Host Conference Call and Webcast to Discuss Third Quarter 2010 Earnings 2
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
Medicine Products: