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Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Mobility Planning Tool for Older Adults

Maintaining good mobility is a challenge for many older adults. Physical limitations that prevent older adults from performing daily acts of living, navigating their home environment safely or leaving the home can severely limit quality of life.  

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Mobility challenges force many older adults to leave their homes or seek skilled care sooner than they had planned. Mobility protective behaviors such as maintaining an active lifestyle and removing trip-and-fall hazards from the home can help older adults remain independent longer and stay active in their communities.

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Battelle designed a study to evaluate the impact of the mobility planning tool within the target population. The goal of the study was to evaluate whether the planning tool was effective for promoting readiness to adopt behaviors that could facilitate better mobility and independence in the future.

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