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Comprehensive assessment of a peer-led exercise program for older adults in NB

Category(s): Health
Status: Active
Principal: Danielle Bouchard
Project Number: P0027
Year Approved: 2019

Project Description

Many older adults consider the ability to carry out daily activities a high priority, and regular physical activity is the foundation to maintaining this ability. To help older adults achieve these goals, many non-profit and for-profit exercise programs are offered in communities across Canada. Recreation New Brunswick has evaluated 10% of these exercise programs, but the vast majority of older adults in New Brunswick participate in exercise programs for which the efficacy is unknown. 
Given Recreation NB’s findings that peer-led exercise programs are successful, the NB-IRDT portion of this study will use administrative data to evaluate the existing outcomes collected after participating in a peer-led exercise program, and compare the available outcomes with a control group.