Table 1

 Overview of the steps involved in developing the recommendations

StepDevelopment activitiesParticipants
1. (a)Seven key topics identifiedCore group (authors)
(b)Oral presentation of topics for commentProFaNE members attending network meeting (including all workpackages)
2. (a)Seven outline recommendations developedCore group (authors)
(b)Recommendations refined usingMembers of ProFaNE Workpackage 4
Workpackage 4 discussion board
3.Website consultationMembers of ProFaNE registered on website
4.Workshop consultationAll researchers attending the annual meeting on mobility and exercise in older people
5.Final drafts of recommendations and evidence developed, circulated, discussed and agreed.Core group (authors)