A falls prevention programme: Evaluation of the pilot project

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Dance to Health

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This intervention responded to the major health challenge of older people’s falls. Needing to be effective, cost-effective, sustainable and scalable, the programme smuggles evidence-based exercise programmes into creative, social and engaging dance activity. The reports findings were that:

(i) the worlds of dance and older people’s exercise can be brought together.

(ii) dance artists can be trained in the evidence-based falls prevention programmes.

(iii) increases were achieved in dance interest and ability, group identification, relationships and reduced loneliness, functional health and wellbeing, and mental health and wellbeing.

(iv) Dance to Health is capable of generating better outcomes and being associated with lower overall costs of managing falls compared to the primary prevention programme or no intervention.

Main Focus: Physical Health

Research Purpose: Outcome Evaluation

Context: Community

Participant Group: Older Adults

Art Forms: Dance

Access Type: Free Download

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Dance to Health. (2017). A falls prevention programme: Evaluation of the pilot project. Brize Norton: Dance to Health, and Aesop, Arts Enterprise with a Social Purpose.