Evidence-Based Program to Reduce Fall-Related Risk Among Older Adults Academic Article uri icon


  • Despite rapid growth among the Hispanic population in the United States, seniors within this ethnic group are typically underrepresented in evidence-based programs. The purpose of this study is to examine the relative efficacy of A Matter of Balance/Volunteer Lay Leader Model (AMOB/VLL), an eight session fall risk prevention program, for non-Hispanic White and English-speaking Hispanic participants on key study outcomes. Data were collected from 1,233 seniors enrolled in AMOB/VLL in Texas. Compared to non-Hispanic White participants, a significantly larger proportion of Hispanic participants were younger (?2=50.23, df=3, p

published proceedings

  • Californian Journal of Health Promotion

author list (cited authors)

  • Smith, M. L., Ahn, S., Mier, N., Jiang, L., & Ory, M. G.

citation count

  • 10

complete list of authors

  • Smith, Matthew Lee||Ahn, SangNam||Mier, Nelda||Jiang, Luohua||Ory, Marcia G

publication date

  • June 2012