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Table 5 Benefits experienced from the programme by participants, as judged by participants and facilitators

From: Feasibility of a cognitive behavioural group intervention to reduce fear of falling and associated avoidance of activity in community-living older people: a process evaluation

Due to following the programme.... Participants (n = 174) Facilitators (n = 6)
  Yes, I agree Yes, this is the case for the majority of participants in this group
(n = 20 groups)*
  N % N %
I behave more safely 147 88% 9 45%
my self-confidence has increased 134 80% 10 50%
I am able to change negative thoughts into helpful thoughts 138 79% 6 30%
I know better how to reduce the negative consequences of falling 133 79% 11 55%
I became more physically active 132 79% 12 60%
I behave more assertively 129 77% 11 55%
I am less concerned to fall 124 74% 5 26%
my risk of falling is reduced 111 66% 7 35%
my home environment became safer 102 61% 6 30%
my balance increased 103 59% 5 25%
my muscle strength improved 82 49% 10 50%
I avoid fewer activities 76 46% 4 21%
  1. * Facilitators were asked "Do you think that the participants..." followed by the topics mentioned in the first column.