Effective Exercise for the Prevention of Falls: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

31 Oct 2008Catherine Sherrington PhD, Julie C. Whitney MSc, Stephen R. Lord DSc, Robert D. Herbert PhD, Robert G. Cumming PhD, Jacqueline C. T. Close MD

Exercise can prevent falls in older people. Greater relative effects are seen in programs that include exercises that challenge balance, use a higher dose of exercise, and do not include a walking program.

Meta Analysis
1 effect

Reported Outcomes


Moderate Exercise Selfcare risk & protective factor

Fall Musculoskeletal outcome
Minor decreased risk of Fall
Musculoskeletal system

High evidence