Research Articles

Healy, T. C., Peng, C., Haynes, M. S., McMahon, E. M., Botler, J. L., & Gross, L. (2008). The feasibility and effectiveness of translating a matter of balance into a volunteer lay leader model. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 27(1), 34–51. http://doi.org/10.1177/0733464807308620

Tennstedt S, Howland J, Lachman M, Peterson E, Kasten L, Jette A. (1998). A Randomized, Controlled Trial of a Group Intervention to Reduce Fear of Falling and Associated Activity Restriction in Older Adults. The Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 1998 Nov; 53(6), P384-392.

Zijlstra, G. A. R., Van Haastregt, J. C. M., Ambergen, T., Van Rossum, E., Van Eijk, J. T. M., Tennstedt, S. L. and Kempen, G. I. J. M. (2009). Effects of a Multicomponent Cognitive Behavioral Group Intervention on Fear of Falling and Activity Avoidance in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 57(11), 2020–2028. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1532-5415.2009.02489.x

Report to Congress: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Evaluation of Community-based Wellness and Prevention Programs Under Section 4202 (b) of the Affordable Care Act. https://innovation.cms.gov/Files/reports/CommunityWellnessRTC.pdf

Howland J, Lachman ME, Peterson EW, Cote J, Kasten L, Jette A. (1998). Covariates of Fear of Falling and Associated Activity Curtailment. Gerontologist. 1998 Oct; 38(5):549-55.

Alexander, J.L., Sartor-Glittenberg, C., Bordenave, E., & Bordenave, L. (2015, March 21). Effect of the Matter of Balance program on balance confidence in participating older adults. The Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1024/1662-9647/a000121

Alexander, J. L., Sartor-Glittenberg, C., Bordenave, E., & Bordenave, L. (2015). Effect of the Matter of Balance Program on balance confidence in older adults. GeroPsych: The Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry, 28, 1-7. http://doi.org/10.1024/1662-9647/a000121

Chen TY1, Edwards JD2, Janke MC3 (2013). The Effects of the A Matter of Balance Program on Falls and Physical Risk of Falls, Tampa, Florida. Prev Chronic Dis. 2015 Sep 24;12:E157. doi: 10.5888/pcd12.150096

Cho, J., Smith, M. L., Ahn, S., Kim, K., Appiah, B., & Ory, M. G. (2014). Effects of an evidence-based falls risk-reduction program on physical activity and falls efficacy among oldest-old adults. Frontiers in Public Health, 2, 182. http://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2014.00182

Cho, J., Smith, M. L., Shubert, T. E., Jiang, L., Ahn, S., & Ory, M. G. (2015). Gait speed among older participants enrolled in an evidence-based fall risk reduction program: a subgroup analysis. Frontiers in Public Health, 3, 26. http://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2015.00026

Dorresteijn, T. A. C., Rixt Zijlstra, G. A., Van Haastregt, J. C. M., Vlaeyen, J. W. S., & Kempen, G. I. J. M. (2013). Feasibility of a nurse-led in-home cognitive behavioral program to manage concerns about falls in frail older people: a process evaluation. Research in Nursing & Health, 36(3), 257–270. http://doi.org/10.1002/nur.21534

Howland, J., Treadway, N. J., Taylor, A. A., & Peterson, E. W. (2015). A statewide baseline inventory of evidence-based fall prevention programs for older adults. Injury Epidemiology, 2(1), 12. http://doi.org/10.1186/s40621-015-0046-3

Kempen, G. I. J. M., Oude Wesselink, S. F., van Haastregt, J. C. M., & Zijlstra, G. a. R. (2011). Long-term effect on mortality of a multicomponent cognitive behavioural group intervention to reduce fear of falling in older adults: a randomised controlled trial. Age and Ageing, 40(4), 519–523. http://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afr041

Mehta, R. K., Liu, J., Shortz, A. E., Yoshikawa, A., Lee, S. D., Pankey, R. B., … Ory, M. G. (2014). Functional and biomechanical assessments of A Matter of Balance/Volunteer Lay Leader Model A pilot investigation. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, 58(1), 185–189. http://doi.org/10.1177/1541931214581039

Miller, T. R., Dickerson, J. B., Smith, M. L., & Ory, M. G. (2011). Assessing costs and potential returns of evidence-based programs for seniors. Evaluation and the Health Professions, 34(2), 201-225. http://doi.org/10.1177/0163278710393955

Ory, M. G., Smith, M. L., Wade, A., Mounce, C., Wilson, A., & Parrish, R. (2010). Implementing and disseminating an evidence-based program to prevent falls in older adults, Texas, 2007-2009. Preventing Chronic Disease, 7(6), A130-A130. http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2010/nov/09_0224.htm

Ory, M. G., Smith, M. L., Wade, A. F., Wright, J. C., & Parrish, R. (2010). Addressing falls in Texas: Evidence-based fall prevention programming for older adults. Texas Public Health Association Journal, 62(1), 15-20.

Peterson, E. (2011). Community-based programs designed to reduce fall risk: An essential guide for occupational therapy practitioners. OT Practice, 16, 15-20.

Peterson, E. & Clemson, L. (2008). Understanding the role of occupational therapy in fall prevention for community-dwelling older adults. OT Practice, 13, CE-1-CE-8.

Peterson, E.W., McMahon, E., Farkas, M. & Howland, J. (2005). Completing the cycle of scholarship of practice: a model for dissemination and utilization of evidence-based interventions. Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 19, 31-46.

Peterson, E. (2003). Using cognitive behavioral strategies to reduce fear of falling: A Matter of Balance. Journal of the American Society on Aging, XXVI, 53-59.
Peterson, E. (2003). Evidence-based practice: A Matter of Balance. OT Practice, 8, 12-14.

Smith, M. L., Ahn, S., Mier, N., Jiang, L., & Ory, M. G. (2012). An evidence-based program to reduce fall-related risk among older adults: A comparison of program efficacy by ethnicity. California Journal of Health Promotion, 10(1), 28-43.

Smith, M. L., Ahn, S., Sharkey, J. R., Horel, S., Mier, N., & Ory, M. G. (2011). Successful falls prevention programming for older adults in Texas: Rural-urban variations. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 31(1), 3–27. http://doi.org/10.1177/0733464810378407

Smith, M. L., Hochhalter, A. K., Cheng, Y., Wang, S., & Ory, M. G. (2011). Programmatic influences on outcomes of an evidence-based falls program for older adults: a translational assessment. Translational Behavioral Medicine: Practice, Policy and Research, 1(3), 384-393. http://doi.org/10.1007/s13142-011-0058-7

Smith, M. L., Jiang, L., & Ory, M. G. (2012). Falls efficacy among older adults enrolled in an evidence-based program to reduce fall-related risk: sustainability of individual benefits over time. Family and Community Health, 35(2), 256-263

Smith, M. L., Jiang, L., Prizer, L. P., Ahn, S., Chen, S., Cho, J., Ory, M. G. (2014). Health indicators associated with falls among middle-aged and older women enrolled in an evidence-based program. Women’s Health Issues, 24(6), 613–619. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.whi.2014.08.004

Smith, M. L., Ory, M. G., Belza, B., & Altpeter, M. (2012). Personal and delivery site characteristics associated with intervention dosage in an evidence-based fall risk reduction program for older adults. Translational Behavioral Medicine: Practice, Policy and Research, 2(2), 188-198. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13142-012-0133-8

Smith, M. L., Ory, M. G., Ahn, S., Bazzarre, T. L., & Resnick, B. (2011). Older adult’s participation in a community-based falls prevention exercise program: relationships between the EASY tool, program attendance, and health outcomes. The Gerontologist, 51(6), 809-821. http://doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnr084

Smith, M. L., Ory, M. G., & Larsen, R. A. A. (2010). Older women in a statewide evidence-based falls prevention program: who enrolls and what benefits are obtained? Women’s Health Issues, 20(6), 427-434. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.whi.2010.07.003

Smith, M. L., Quinn. C., Gipson, R., Wilson, A. D., & Ory, M. G. (2011). Serving rural communities for falls prevention: the dissemination of A Matter of Balance in the Brazos Valley region of Texas. Texas Public Health Association Journal, 63(1), 54-58

Towne, S. D., Smith, M. L., Ahn, S., Altpeter, M., Belza, B., Kulinski, K. P., & Ory, M. G. (2014). National dissemination of multiple evidence-based disease prevention programs: reach to vulnerable older adults. Frontiers in Public Health, 2, 156. http://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2014.00156

Van Haastregt, J. C. M., Zijlstra, G. A. R., Hendriks, M. R. C., Goossens, M. E. J. B., van Eijk, J. T. M., & Kempen, G. I. J. M. (2013). Cost-effectiveness of an intervention to reduce fear of falling. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 29(3), 219–226. http://doi.org/10.1017/S0266462313000275

Van Haastregt, J. C. M., Zijlstra, G. A. R., van Rossum, E., van Eijk, J. T. M., de Witte, L. P., & Kempen, G. I. J. M. (2007). Feasibility of a cognitive behavioural group intervention to reduce fear of falling and associated avoidance of activity in community-living older people: a process evaluation. BMC Health Services Research, 7, 156. http://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-7-156

Zijlstra, G. A. R., van Haastregt, J. C. M., van Eijk, J. T. M., de Witte, L. P., Ambergen, T., & Kempen, G. I. J. M. (2011). Mediating effects of psychosocial factors on concerns about falling and daily activity in a multicomponent cognitive behavioral group intervention. Aging & Mental Health, 15(1), 68–77. http://doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2010.501054


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