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Table 1 Participant eligibility criteria for the study

From: The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of strength and balance Exergames to reduce falls risk for people aged 55 years and older in UK assisted living facilities: a multi-centre, cluster randomised controlled trial

Inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
Aged ≥ 55 years Acute illness
Mental capacity (assessed by trained healthcare professional) to give informed consent Severe congestive cardiac failure
Able to speak English sufficiently to understand exercise instructions Uncontrolled hypertension
Registered with a primary care general practice Recent fracture or surgery in past 6 months
Able to watch television with or without glasses from 2 m distance On waiting list to have orthopaedic surgery
Able to use gaming technology safely as assessed by research physiotherapists (i.e. able to stand with support of aids and follow game instructions) Myocardial infarction or stroke in the past 6 months
Dependence on wheelchair use
Severe auditory or visual impairment(s)
Peripheral neuropathy or other uncontrolled medical conditions likely to compromise the ability to exercise
Current use of gaming technology to exercise