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Presentation
Helping Elders Living with Pain (HELP)
Office of Community Partnerships Posters
  • Suzanne Leveille, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Tongjian You, University of Massachusetts Boston
Document Type
Presentation
Publication Date
4-8-2015
Abstract

The HELP study, which is a two-year study supported by a R21 grant from National Institute on Aging, is a direct extension of our previous work examining attentional demands of chronic pain in the older population. The HELP study is designed to compare two different exercise programs - simple body exercise and mind-body exercise, in their effects on pain symptoms, cognitive function, dual-task walking ability, and levels of pain-related biomarkers in community-dwelling older adults with multisite pain who are at risk of falling.

Collaborators/Partners

A partnership between the University of Massachusetts Boston, GoKids Boston, University of Massachusetts Boston, Newton Council on Aging, The Bishop Mackenzie Center, Velocity Dance Company, UMass Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Harvard Medical School.

Community Engaged/Serving
Yes, this is community-engaged.
Citation Information
Suzanne Leveille and Tongjian You. "Helping Elders Living with Pain (HELP)" (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/suzanne_leveille/13/