Policy Rounds Webinar – Is innovation in the details: What have we learned from the Band-Frail Project
November 30 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Speaker: Dr. Martin Sénéchal, Associate Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of New Brunswick
Description: The Band-Frail program incorporates exercise and education components for older adults living with both frailty and type 2 diabetes. We expect our participants will have improved physical function as well as glycemic (blood sugar) control following the program. In addition, we expect the program to be cost effective and to have a long-term impact on other health outcomes, including duration of hospitalization and number of hospital admissions. Some of the health outcomes our group is interested in including physical function, glycemic control, nutrition and quality of life. Additionally, we are performing a cost-benefit analysis of the program, in order to determine possible long-term cost savings for the province. Finally, we will track participants’ results after 5 years and 10 years, so we can assess the impact of the program on long-term health outcomes.