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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.


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.

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Part of the UMass Boston Community-Engaged Teaching, Research, and Service Series.