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Environmental and behavioural interventions for reducing physical activity limitation in community-dwelling visually impaired older people

  1. Dawn A Skelton1,*,
  2. Tracey E Howe2,
  3. Claire Ballinger3,
  4. Fiona Neil4,
  5. Shelagh Palmer5,
  6. Lyle Gray6

Editorial Group: Cochrane Eyes and Vision Group

Published Online: 5 JUN 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 9 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009233.pub2


How to Cite

Skelton DA, Howe TE, Ballinger C, Neil F, Palmer S, Gray L. Environmental and behavioural interventions for reducing physical activity limitation in community-dwelling visually impaired older people. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 6. Art. No.: CD009233. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009233.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Glasgow Caledonian University, School of Health & Life Sciences, Institute of Allied Health Research, Glasgow, UK

  2. 2

    Glasgow City of Science, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

  3. 3

    Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton, Research Design Service South Central, Southampton, UK

  4. 4

    Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS, Community Falls Prevention Programme, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

  5. 5

    Visibility, Glasgow, UK

  6. 6

    Glasgow Caledonian University, Life Sceince, Glasgow, UK

*Dawn A Skelton, School of Health & Life Sciences, Institute of Allied Health Research, Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Rd, Glasgow, G4 0BA, UK. dawn.skelton@gcu.ac.uk.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 5 JUN 2013

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