Projects of the Junior Research Group Schwenk

Project "EArly"


Federal Ministry of Education and Research


Effect of physical activity on strength, balance and falls in healthy adults between 40 and 65 years: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Project description:
With regard to the demographic change in industrial countries, prevention of falls is becoming increasingly more important. This goes along with a growing need in effective interventions for fall prevention. Current reviews, public health campaigns and interventions focus on secondary prevention in elderly people over 65 years. EArly-project will be the first proving short- and longtime effects of physical activity on falls prevention in a healthy middle-aged population between 40 and 65 years of age. Based on these results concrete, group-specific recommendations should be made for fall related primary prevention. Suggestions will be given regarding effective types of interventions, frequencies, duration and intensity of physical activity to prevent falls. Hence, these results can contribute to develop new fall prevention programs and to update current guidelines.

Project partners:
Dr. Michael Schwenk (Heidelberg University)
Dr. Katharina Gordt-Oesterwind (Heidelberg University)
Dr. Kathrin Jensen (Institut für Medizinische Biometrie, Heidelberg University)

Cooperation partners:
Prof. Dr. Lindy Clemson (University of Sydney)
Prof. Dr. Clemens Becker (Robert-Bosch-Hospital Stuttgart)
Volker Braun (University of Mannheim)

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