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).

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.

Please note we have now concluded recruitment for this trial. We want to thank all participants involved.

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We are also running an international implementation study of StandingTall in parts of New South Wales, Victoria and Northern England, for more information visit: https://www.neura.edu.au/project/international-implementation-study-of-standingtall/

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