REACT target group
REACT will recruit sedentary, community living, older persons aged 65 and over, with functional limitations (i.e. who are at risk of major mobility limitations), but who are still ambulatory, i.e. they can still walk. This will be measured using a physical function test (the Short Physical Performance Battery, the SPPB) which uses three simple tests to access balance, walking speed and the ability to go from a sitting to a standing position. Older adults with scores of 4-9 (inclusive) out of 12 will be eligible to take part in REACT. The aim is to target a non-disabled, but at-risk population. REACT will be delivered in Bristol/Bath, Birmingham and Devon and will target areas for recruitment that represent a broad range of socio-economic status. The target number of participants is 768 across the three centres.
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