We hope the findings of this project lead to the development of a yoga-based exercise program to prevent falls in people aged 65 and over.
The aim of this project is to assess the effectiveness of a 40 week yoga program, compared with an advice booklet, on falls. We will also assess the effectiveness of the program on other key indicators of healthy ageing, such as mental health, establish the cost-effectiveness of the intervention, and measure the yoga program’s potential for implementation.
Participants allocated to the yoga-based exercise group will attend 40 weeks of twice-weekly, one-hour yoga classes in established yoga studios in Sydney with experienced yoga teachers. Participants will be asked to complete a home-based yoga program for at least two extra 20-minute sessions each week.
This project is currently recruiting. For more information about this project, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Principal Investigator: Professor Anne Tiedemann (IMH)
Chief Investigators: Professor Cathie Sherrington (IMH), Professor Stephen Lord (NeuRA)
Associate Investigators: Professor Kirsten Howard (University of Sydney), Professor Adrian Bauman (University of Sydney), Professor Chris Rissel (University of Sydney), Professor Robert Cumming (University of Sydney), Professor Kaarin Anstey (NeuRA), Professor Roberta Shepherd (University of Sydney), Associate Professor Patrick Kelly (University of Sydney), Dr Anne Grunseit (University of Sydney), Romina Sesto
This project has received ethics approval.
The sponsor of this trial is The University of Sydney. Funding is from the National Health and Medical Research Council.