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StandingTall Plus

RESEARCH STUDY

We are seeking volunteers aged 65+ to participate in our StandingTall-Plus research study.

In light of the current COVID-19 situation, we have adapted our trial so that we can continue our research while maintaining the safety of our participants and staff. All previous face-to-face assessments and home-visits will now be conducted remotely using Telehealth methods (video calls). To register your interest, please * click here *

The  StandingTall-Plus study is investigating the effectiveness of a home-based balance and cognitive exercise program in reducing the number of falls in older people over a 12-month follow-up period. We are also collaborating with the Black Dog Institute to offer online cognitive behavioural therapy to address a fear of falling and depressive thoughts. The program is tailored to each individual’s requirements.

Half of the volunteers will be asked to use the  StandingTall-Plus program at home, while the other half will be asked to continue with their usual activities. All volunteers will undergo assessments of their physical and cognitive status.

You may be able to help our research if you:

  • are 65 years or older
  • live independently in the Sydney metropolitan area (NB: not all Sydney areas are currently included)
  • have had a fall in the last 6 months OR have concerns about falling OR are 80 years or older
  • are fluent in English
  • have no progressive neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis or Dementia
  • are comfortable to accept a video call, and/or have a support person who can assist with this
  • are comfortable to perform a balance assessment under remote supervision and/or have a support person who can be present during this assessment

For more information, please email us at standingtallplus@neura.edu.au, or contact our recruitment line at 9399 1888.

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