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Companion article

Robertson MC, Gardner MM, Devlin N, et al. Effectiveness and economic evaluation of a nurse delivered home exercise programme to prevent falls. 2: Controlled trial in multiple centers. BMJ 2001;322:701�4.

Research in women ≥80 years of age

Campbell AJ, Robertson MC, Gardner MM, et al. Randomised controlled trial of a general practice programme of home based exercise to prevent falls in elderly women. BMJ 1997;315:1065�9.

Campbell AJ, Robertson MC, Gardner MM, et al. Falls prevention over 2 years: a randomized controlled trial in women 80 years and older. Age Ageing 1999;8:513�18.

Details about the intervention

Gardner MM, Buchner DM, Robertson MC, et al. Practical implementation of an exercise-based falls prevention programme. Age Ageing 2001;30:77�83. (http://ageing.oupjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/30/1/77)

Instructors can obtain a booklet with instructions and a sheet for each exercise (to photocopy and make up activity booklets for individual clients) at a cost to cover photocopying and postage. Manuals for physiotherapists to use to teach nurses and other health professionals to implement the programme during a structured, 1 week training course are also available. Please contact Dr. Clare Robertson at clare.robertson{at}stonebow.otago.ac.nz