Innovative methods of intervention delivery for older adults

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As part of our program of developing home-based, inexpensive, accessible interventions for older adults (60+ years) we propose to conduct a pilot study investigating the feasibility of using: a) a Skype-type (an emerging intervention technology) real time home-based group exercise program, compared to b) an individual exercise program supported by a health tracker Fitbit, (that provides feedback to the individual on amount and intensity of exercise taken, calories burned and time spent sleeping), and c) a centre-based group physical activity program. The aims of this pilot are to determine relative feasibility and cost of the three interventions and the preferences of participants for a future efficacy trial. Participants will include 45 (15 per group) community dwelling healthy older adults with memory complaints.

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