A Falls prediction and prevention programme in older Adults with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) A Falls prediction and prevention programme in older Adults with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

RA is the most common form of Arthritis in the UK.  The aim of this study is to obtain knowledge of the factors which make falls in older adults with RA more likely and to provide detailed guidance on falling prevention in patients with RA.

Participants: 60 participants with RA (30 fallers and 30 non-fallers in the last year). 

Methods:

  • Gait Analysis using Vicon, Instrumented Insole, Wireless EMG.
  • Postural sway: Vicon, Force Plate
  • Muscle function: Cybex isokinetic dynamometer

Further information is available from Celia Clarke.

Funding

A McGregor, T Marshall, V Pomeroy, D Symmons, T O'Neil, F Poland, G Barton.

The efficacy and cost-effectiveness of a falling prediction and prevention programme in older patients with rheumatoid arthritis. RfPB

3 years, £59,362.00