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Falls in Older People

Falls in Older People
Risk Factors and Strategies for Prevention

2nd Edition


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  • Authors:
  • Stephen R. Lord, Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, Sydney
  • Catherine Sherrington, Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, Sydney
  • Hylton B. Menz, Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, Sydney and La Trobe University, Melbourne
  • Jacqueline C. T. Close, Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, Sydney and Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney
  • Date Published: March 2007
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521680998

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  • Since the first edition of this very successful book was written to synthesise and review the enormous body of work covering falls in older people, there has been an even greater wealth of informative and promising studies designed to increase our understanding of risk factors and prevention strategies. This second edition, first published in 2007, is written in three parts: epidemiology, strategies for prevention, and future research directions. New material includes recent studies covering: balance studies using tripping, slipping and stepping paradigms; sensitivity and depth perception visual risk factors; neurophysiological research on automatic or reflex balance activities; and the roles of syncope, vitamin D, cataract surgery, health and safety education, and exercise programs. This edition will be an invaluable update for clinicians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses, researchers, and all those working in community, hospital and residential or rehabilitation aged care settings.

    • New edition of a highly successful and well-reviewed book
    • Evidence-based, up-to-date, practical and clear
    • Written by experts in the field
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'I have nothing but praise for this monograph. The Australian authors - a physiologist, a physiotherapist and a lecturer in foot mechanics and gerontology - recognized that textbooks have dealt with falls superficially and that no-one had methodically analysed and interpreted the published work. They write elegantly and apply academic rigour to the data, highlighting the gaps and uncertainties in our knowledge and generously providing many research ideas for readers to pursue.' Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine

    'The quality of the book is good and it is a good buy for psychiatrists, primary care physicians, geriatricians, orthopaedic surgeons, physical and occupational therapists and domiciliary nurses.' Saudi Medical Journal

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: March 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521680998
    • length: 408 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 181 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.81kg
    • contains: 45 b/w illus. 30 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Epidemiology and Risk Factors for Falls:
    1. Epidemiology of falls and fall-related injuries
    2. Postural stability and falls
    3. Gait patterns and falls
    4. Sensory and neuromuscular risk factors for falls
    5. Psychological factors and falls
    6. Medical risk factors for falls
    7. Medications as risk factors for falls
    8. Environmental risk factors for falls
    9. The relative importance of falls risk factors - an evidence-based summary
    Part II. Strategies for Prevention: Overview: falls prevention
    10. Exercise interventions to prevent falls
    11. Exercise interventions to improve physical functioning
    12. Medical management of older people at risk of falls
    13. Assistive devices and falls prevention
    14. Modifying the environment to prevent falls
    15. Prevention of falls in hospitals and residential aged care facilities
    16. A physiological profile approach to falls risk assessment and prevention
    17. Falls prevention strategies - from research into practice
    Part III. Research Issues in Falls Prevention:
    18. Falls in older people: future directions for research.

  • Authors

    Stephen R. Lord, Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, Sydney
    Stephen Lord is a Principal Research Fellow at the Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute in Sydney, Australia. Born 1957.

    Catherine Sherrington, Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, Sydney
    Catherine Sherrington is NHMRC Australian Research Training Fellow at the School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Australia. DOB 29 Feb 1968.

    Hylton B. Menz, Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, Sydney and La Trobe University, Melbourne
    Hylton Menz is NHMRC Australian Clinical Research Fellow at the Musculoskeletal Research Centre, La Trobe University, Australia. DOB 8 June 1972.

    Jacqueline C. T. Close, Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, Sydney and Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney
    Jacqueline Close is a Consultant in Geriatric Medicine at Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia. DOB 18 Nov 1965.

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