Science

Innovative methods of intervention delivery for older adults

 
Themes: Intervention
 
This project aims to develop a home-based, inexpensive, accessible interventions for older adults (60+ years). A pilot study will establish the feasibility of using: a) a Skype-type (an emerging intervention technology) real time home-based group exercise program, compared to b) an individual exercise program supported by a health tracker Fitbit, (that provides feedback to the individual on amount and intensity of exercise taken, calories burned and time spent sleeping), and c) a centre-based group physical activity program. The aims of this pilot are to determine relative feasibility and cost of the three interventions and the preferences of participants for a future efficacy trial.