131 community-dwelling older adults were randomised into the trial. The participants had a mean age of 71 years and a quarter of them had fallen in the past year.
At the start of the trial, all participants nominated 2 goals they had related to their mobility. Examples of mobility-related goals were: “Walk for 1hr, 2 times/ week”; “Improve strength by attending exercise class, once a week, “Improve balance by attending Tai Chi class 1 time/ week”.
Half of the participants received the experimental intervention, which combined a physiotherapist visit, fortnightly telephone-based health coaching, a pedometer, tailored fall prevention advice, and a fall prevention brochure. The control group received the fall prevention brochure only.