Working at Increasing Stability Through Exercise (WISE): Integrating Patient-Centered Exercise Coaching into Primary Care to Reduce Fragility Fracture
Site PI(s): Christopher Sciamanna, MD, MPH, Penn State College of Medicine, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Project Summary: Regular exercise can help older adults stay fit and avoid bone fractures. But many older adults don’t get enough exercise to stay fit and strong. After older adults fall and fracture a bone, they are less likely to exercise. Not exercising increases people’s risk of falling and makes them more likely to fracture another bone in the future.
This 3-year study compares two ways of reducing bone fractures and serious injuries among adults ages 65 and older who have previously fallen and fractured a bone:
Study Design: Pragmatic Randomized Control Trial
Coordinating Center: Penn State University