Research & Publications

We are continually doing research on bone health. Here are some resources that we stand behind and think are key to our program. 

Articles

Weighted vest exercise improves indices of fall risk in older women

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Shaw, J. M., & Snow, C. M. (1998). Journal of Gerontology, 53(1), M53-M58.

Long-term exercise using weighted vests prevents hip bone loss in postmenopausal women

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Snow, C. M., Shaw, J. M., Winters, K. M., & Witzke, K. A. (2000). Journal of Gerontology, 55A(9), M491-M498.

The influence of participation in Better Bones and Balance on skeletal health: evaluation of a community-based exercise program to reduce fall and fracture risk

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McNamara, A., & Gunter, K. (2011). Osteoporosis Int., 23, 1813-1822.

Meeting physical activity guidelines through community-bases group exercise: Better Bones and Balance

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McNamara, A. J., Pavol, M. J., & Gunter, K. B. (2013). Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 21, 155-166.

Feasibility of a brief community-based train-the-trainer lesson to reduce the risk of falls among community dwelling older adults

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Gunter, K.B. and John, D. (2014). Journal of Extension, 52(1), Article 1IAW5.

The effect of fall prevention exercise programmes on fall induced injuries in community dwelling older adults: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

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El-Khoury, F., Cassou, B., Charles, M., & Dargent-Molina, P. (2013, October). BMJ, 347, 1-13.