Standing Tall Study

Standing Tall Study

Standing Tall Study

Our Physical Activity Referral Service (PARS) Team are working in collaboration with The University of Manchester to deliver a new study called Standing Tall.

Falls in older people are a major public health issue worldwide, with 1 in 3 people aged 65 and over falling each year. This impact will grow substantially in the near future due to the increased ageing population. There is an increasing interest and need to support fall prevention self-management programs with technological tools.

Standing Tall is an unsupervised, home-based exercise programme delivered through a tablet device or a computer (health professionals and instructors can amend the programme if they wish to remotely). It offers a low-cost, home-based solution with a simple user-interface that incorporates physical and behavioural elements designed to promote compliance. The effectiveness of the Standing Tall program in reducing fall risk in older people has been provided with a large, high-quality clinical trial.

The purpose of this study is to investigate the proposed model for implementing the Standing Tall programme into usual care practices throughout health, leisure service providers and charities across England. Participants will use the Standing Tall app and with the help of services will complete questionnaires and interviews about the use of the Standing Tall application.

At this particularly challenging time we see this as an opportunity to support older adults to do balance exercises at home when they are unable to attend groups or come into direct contact with health professionals and exercise instructors. If you wish to find out more then please contact helen.hawley-hague@manchester.ac.uk or reena.lasardo@manchester.ac.uk for further information.


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