Gait Speed Test - Explanation

This hanbdout has been created as part of our eFit library of resources for the aging person, their family and/or their informal caregivers  and explains how the Gait Speed test is used to assess an individual's stability and mobility.

The Timed Up & Go (TUG) - Explanation

This hanbdout has been created as part of our eFit library of resources for the aging person, their family and/or their informal caregivers  and explains the Timed Up & Go (TUG) test is designed to assess a person for their level of frailty and as an indicator for possible falls.  

Tuesday August 28th from 11:30am to 12:30pm join guest speakers, Dr. Upe Mehan and Kate Harvey as they demonstrate how to use the PS Suite version of the new osteoporosis and falls assessment tool. Space is limited. Register here.

Effect of Physical Activity and Dietary Restriction Interventions on Weight Loss and the Musculoskeletal Function of Overweight and Obese Older Adults with Knee Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review and Mixed Method Data Synthesis

This article describes a systematic review aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of combined physical activity and dietary restriction programs on body weight, body mass index (BMI) and the musculoskeletal function of overweight and obese older adults with knee OA. 17 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

Exercise Prescription for Older Adults With Osteoarthritis Pain: Consensus Practice Recommendations

This supplement to the AGS Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Management of Chronic Pain in Older Adults discusses the evidence that physical activity may play a preventative and restorative role in functional capacity in those with osteoarthritis (OA). 16 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

Exercise Training in Treatment and Rehabilitation of Hip Osteoarthritis: A 12-Week Pilot Trial

This journal article describes a 12-week pilot study investigating the safety and feasibility of a specially designed exercise program as an intervention to improve hip function in OA participants. 8 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

Patient Trajectories and Their Impact on Mobility, Social Participation and Quality of Life in Patients with Vertigo/Dizziness/Balance Disorders and Osteoarthritis (MobilE-TRA): Study Protocol of an Observational, Practice-Based Cohort Study

The study described in this article aimed to develop multi-professional care pathways targeted at maintaining mobility and social participation in patients with vertigo/dizziness/balance disorders (VBD) and osteoarthritis (OA). 6 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

The Epidemiology and Impact of Pain in Osteoarthritis

This publication describes the global issue of osteoarthritis along with the burden of the disease and its costs. 9 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

Functional Disability and Social Participation Restriction Associated with Chronic Conditions in Middle-Aged and Older Adults

The authors conducted a cross-sectional population-based data from community-dwelling people aged 45 years and over living in Canada to examine the impact of functional disability and social participation of physical and mental chronic conditions individually and in combination. 9 pages. Last reviewed July 2018.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 12-1pm EST. Join Linda Strobl and Jake Pauls for this free webinar presentation as they discuss:

  • the evidence regarding home related falls
  • advocacy actions and code provisions for fall prevention
  • challenges of the current national code system
  • opportunities for injury prevention professionals to get involved in NBC development
  • positive changes achievable in the NBC 2020 edition

To learn more or to register click here.