In 1997, Campbell and colleagues published seminal work on exercise and falls prevention. The exercise programme (OEP) was to become the basis of many future RCTs and formed the home exercise component of the FaME (PSI) trials by Skelton et al. later on. Click here to view this first paper.
Robertson et al have published information on effectiveness and cost of OEP delivered by physiotherapists in this 2001 paper. Click here to view.
Robertson et al describe their controlled trials in multiple centres across New Zealand – OEP delivered by Physiotherapists. Click here to view.
Gardner et al, in 2002, showed that nurses trained in OEP delivery could effectively lead older people in the OEP exercises and reduce falls. Click here to view.
In 2002, Robertson and Campbell published a meta-analysis of all their research trials considering OEP and falls reduction. Click here to view.
In 2005 this paper by Campbell et al, showed that falls could be reduced in people with visual impairment with occupational therapy input. One arm of the trial used OEP exercises and in those who adhered to the training programme, there was a reduction in falls. Click here to view.
La Grow and colleagues have published this “how to” guide on their successful intervention to reduce falls with occupational therapy input and OEP exercises in people with visual impairment. Click here to view.