Loop Evidence Summary: The impact of ageism on physical inactivity and fall prevention among older adults

Last updated: January 25, 2024

The purpose of this Loop Evidence Summary is:

  1. to increase awareness and knowledge of ageism by describing main types of ageism, the determinants of ageism, and the impacts of ageism on the health, well-being, and quality of life of older adults.
  2. to assist practitioners with the planning and development of programs and policies addressing ageism, with an emphasis on interventions focused on increasing physical activity levels and preventing falls among older adults.
  3. to summarize gaps in the current body of knowledge regarding ageism against older adults and
  4. to provide recommendations for researchers, practitioners and policy makers to reduce ageism.