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PHysical activity Implementation Study In Community-dwelling AduLts (PHISICAL): study protocol

Carpenter, Hannah; Audsley, Sarah; Coupland, Carol; Gladman, John R.F.; Kendrick, Denise; Lafond, Natasher; Logan, Pip; Skelton, Dawn A.; Timblin, Clare; Timmons, Stephen; Ward, Derek; Orton, Elizabeth

Authors

Hannah Carpenter

Sarah Audsley

CAROL COUPLAND carol.coupland@nottingham.ac.uk
Professor of Medical Statistics

JOHN GLADMAN john.gladman@nottingham.ac.uk
Professor of Medicine of Older People

DENISE KENDRICK denise.kendrick@nottingham.ac.uk
Professor of Primary Care Research

Natasher Lafond

PIP LOGAN pip.logan@nottingham.ac.uk
Professor of Rehabilitation Research

Dawn A. Skelton

Clare Timblin

STEPHEN TIMMONS stephen.timmons@nottingham.ac.uk
Professor of Health Services Management

Derek Ward



Abstract

Background: Falls in older people are a leading causes of unintentional injury. Due to an ageing population, injuries are likely to increase unless more is done to reduce older people’s falls risk. In clinical trials, the Falls Management Exercise (FaME) programme has reduced the rate of falls and falls-related injuries in community-dwelling older adults. However, the commissioning of FaME is inconsistent across England, potentially due to a lack of evidence that FaME can be delivered effectively in a ‘real world’ setting. The PHISICAL study is designed to study the implementation of FaME in a range of different settings in England.

Methods: The PHISICAL study will use mixed-methods triangulation multi-level design to explore the implementation of FaME. Framework analysis of semi-structured interviews with up to 90 stakeholders (exercise programme users, service providers, referrers and commissioners) and observational data from locally-led communities of practice will identify the factors that influence FaME’s implementation. Quantitative, anonymised, routine service data from up to 650 exercise programme users, including measures of falls and physical activity, will allow assessment of whether the benefits of FaME reported in clinical trials translate to the ‘real world’ setting.

Conclusion: The findings from this study will be used to develop a toolkit of resources and guidance to inform the commissioning and delivery of future FaME programmes. This study has the potential to inform public health prevention strategies, and in doing so may reduce the number of falls in the older population, whilst delivering cost savings to health and social care services.

Journal Article Type Article
Journal Injury Prevention
Print ISSN 1353-8047
Electronic ISSN 1475-5785
Publisher BMJ Publishing Group
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation Carpenter, H., Audsley, S., Coupland, C., Gladman, J. R., Kendrick, D., Lafond, N., …Orton, E. (in press). PHysical activity Implementation Study In Community-dwelling AduLts (PHISICAL): study protocol. Injury Prevention, https://doi.org/10.1136/injuryprev-2017-042627
DOI https://doi.org/10.1136/injuryprev-2017-042627
Keywords Physical activity; Implementation; Community-dwelling; Adults; Falls; Injury Prevention
Publisher URL http://injuryprevention.bmj.com/content/early/2018/01/04/injuryprev-2017-042627
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf

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