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A Matter of Balance Class Participant Outcomes

As A Matter of Balance Master Trainers and Coaches, we have seen the positive changes that occur among participants who complete the class.  We have shared testimonials featuring MOB class participants.

So, how successful is A Matter of Balance? The proof is in the participant survey results. The level of change from the first session to the last session tells the story, in which participants show significant improvements regarding their ability to:

  • Find a way to get up from a fall
  • Find a way to reduce falls
  • Protect themselves if they fall
  • Increase their physical strength
  • Become more steady on their feet
  • Increase social activity
  • Increase exercise level

Click here to view graphs that show data from classes through July 2009.  Data was collected from Master Trainer sites registered with Senior Services of Seattle. We continue to see the same positive outcomes in 2010.

Texas and Florida MOB Evaluation Results

The Evaluation Center at the Texas A & M Health Science Center, School of Rural Public Health, prepared a report from data collected from A Matter of Balance classes offered through the Texas Falls Prevention Coalition.  Click here to download 2009 report.

The Health Foundation of South Florida's Healthy Aging Regional Collaborative (HARC) prepared an Evaluation Report on findings from the Year 1 HARC initiative.  Click here to download the portion of the 2009 report pertaining to the MOB program.


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