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Effects of Foot Orthoses on Balance in Older Adults

Discussion in 'Gerontology' started by NewsBot, Jul 14, 2012.

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    Effects of Foot Orthoses on Balance in Older Adults
    Michael T. Gross, Vicki S. Mercer, Feng-Chang Lin
    J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2012;42(7):649-657
     
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    Effectiveness of a multifaceted podiatry intervention to
    prevent falls in community dwelling older people with
    disabling foot pain: randomised controlled trial

    ABSTRACT
    Objective To determine the effectiveness of a
    multifaceted podiatry intervention in preventing falls in
    community dwelling older people with disabling foot
    pain.
    Design Parallel group randomised controlled trial.
    Setting University health sciences clinic in Melbourne,
    Australia.
    Participants 305 community dwelling men and women
    (mean age 74 (SD 6) years) with disabling foot pain and an
    increased risk of falling. 153 were allocated to a
    multifaceted podiatry intervention and 152 to routine
    podiatry care, with 12 months’ follow-up.
    Interventions Multifaceted podiatry intervention
    consisting of foot orthoses, advice on footwear, subsidy
    for footwear ($A100 voucher; £65; €74), a home based
    programme of foot and ankle exercises, a falls prevention
    education booklet, and routine podiatry care for
    12 months. The control group received routine podiatry
    care for 12 months.
    Main outcome measures Proportion of fallers and
    multiple fallers, falling rate, and injuries resulting from
    falls during follow-up.
    Results Overall, 264 falls occurred during the study. 296
    participants returned all 12 calendars: 147 (96%) in the
    intervention group and 149 (98%) in the control group.
    Adherence was good, with 52% of the participants
    completing 75% or more of the requested three exercise
    sessions weekly, and 55% of those issued orthoses
    reporting wearing them most of the time. Participants in
    the intervention group (n=153) experienced 36% fewer
    falls than participants in the control group (incidence rate
    ratio 0.64, 95% confidence interval 0.45 to 0.91, P=0.01).
    The proportion of fallers and multiple fallers did not differ
    significantly between the groups (relative risk 0.85, 0.66
    to 1.08, P=0.19 and 0.63, 0.38 to 1.04, P=0.07). One
    fracture occurred in the intervention group and seven in
    the control group (0.14, 0.02 to 1.15, P=0.07). Significant
    improvements in the intervention group compared with
    the control group were found for the domains of strength
    (ankle eversion), range of motion (ankle dorsiflexion and
    inversion/eversion), and balance (postural sway on the
    floor when barefoot and maximum balance range wearing
    shoes).
    Conclusions A multifaceted podiatry intervention reduced
    the rate of falls in community dwelling older people with
    disabling foot pain. The components of the intervention
    are inexpensive and relatively simple to implement,
    suggesting that the programme could be incorporated
    into routine podiatry practice or multidisciplinary falls
    prevention clinics.
    Trial registration Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials
    Registry ACTRN12608000065392.
     
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