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Recipient and instructor perspectives of an adapted exercise-based fall prevention programme for adults aged 50+ years with vision impairment: a qualitative study nested within a randomised controlled trial.

Over three years, Dillon et al (BMJ Open 10, (2020)) documented the experiences of 11
instructors and more than 150 older adults who participated in an exercise-based fall
prevention program, adapted specifically for people with vision impairment. Their work offers
insight into the most important tenets of adapting a fall intervention for patients with vision
impairment. The instructors were professionals with experience designing and implementing
personalized fall interventions. Even still, the instructors reported struggling to adapt therapy
exercises into their patients’ daily lives. Similarly, they had trouble finding the intersection
between the patients’ technological abilities and sight to create a means by which they could
consistently record the activity they performed between sessions.

 

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