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Area Health Education Centers (AHEC)

established by congress in 1971
recruiting and training/retraining health professionals
potential partners for fall prevention

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STEADY As You Go

1999
in Maryland
designed by group of students (OT,PT, respiratory therapy)

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needs assessment (of steady as you go)

the team researched the sociodemographic, cultural & demographic aspects of population & environment

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program planning (of steady as you go)

guided by several theoretical frameworks relevant for health promotion
esp Health Belief Model
- esp their fear of falling
and Ajzen's Theory of Planned Behavior
- perceived behaviorable control & subjective norms
and Transtheoretical Model
and The Ecology of Human Performance

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goals of Steady As You Go

-To raise awareness among seniors regarding strategies to prevent falling
- To alter dangerous behaviors in the everyday life of seniors
- To promote seniors' safety in homes & activities
- To minimize the risk of seniors falling indoors and outdoors

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objectives to support goals

learning, behavioral, environmental & program

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program implementation (of steady as you go)

held at the senior center
17 cts participated
1 hour - interactive with demos, visual aids & discussion
included maint of balance & fitness
simple home modification
adopting behavioral strategies to aviod falls
handouts on breathing & balance exercises
created fall prevention resource guide for staff

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STEADY

Safe footing
Take your time
Energy conservation
Active
Devices
Your'e in charge

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Program evaluation

1 mo after implementation
data collected from 14 partisipants
measured: consumer satisfaction
participants' fall prevention behaviors
senior center program enhancements

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program eval results

-facility staff need to ":buy in" in order for good outcome
-older adults are eager to adopt simple behavior change to prevent falls

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STEADY led to

Aging in Place Initiative

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Aging in Place Initiative

follow up evaluations by OT were added
provided counseling & referrals