The unique stepping and walking patterns in OTM are goal-oriented and progressive.
On the Move is more effective than a seated strength and endurance group exercise program for improving mobility and preventing hospitalizations.
- The effectiveness of On the Move was determined through a cluster-randomized trial.
- The study was conducted at 32 independent living facilities, senior apartment buildings, and senior community centers.
- 298 individuals with an average age of 80 years participated.
- On the Move was compared to a seated strength and endurance group exercise program.
- Both programs were offered 2 times/week for 12 weeks.
- At the end of the intervention, individuals in On the Move had greater improvements in mobility (i.e., they could walk farther and faster) than individuals in the seated program.
- Participation in On the Move also resulted in fewer hospitalizations in the next year.
Read about the study findings in JAMA Internal Medicine by clicking here.
The Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) also published the research findings here.
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