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Falls in Older People
Risk Factors, Strategies for Prevention and Implications for Practice

3rd Edition

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Stephen Lord, Cameron Hicks, Jasmine Menant, Carly Chaplin, Morag Taylor, Julie Whitney, Thomas Hadjistavropoulos, Naomi Noguchi, Kimberly van Schooten, Matthew Brodie, Nicola Fairhall, Yoshiro Okubo, Daniel Schoene, Daina Sturnieks, Rixt Zilstra, Kim Delbaere, Mark Latt, Hylton Menz, Lindy Clemson, Alison Pighills, Susan Kurrle, Ian Cameron, Sarah Lamb, Hopin Lee, Anne-Marie Hill, Clemens Becker, Kilian Papp, Patrick Roigk, Anne Tiedemann, Leanne Hassett, Kathryn Sibley, Alexandra Korall, Alexie Touchette, Jennifer Davis, Teresa Liu-Ambrose, Chun-Liang Hsu, Catherine Sherrington, Vasi Naganathan
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  • Date Published: November 2021
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108706087

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  • This third edition of a trusted resource brings together the latest literature across multiple fields to facilitate the understanding and prevention of falls in older adults. Thoroughly revised by a multidisciplinary team of authors, it features a new three-part structure covering epidemiology and risk factors for falls, strategies for prevention and implications for practice. The book reviews and incorporates new research in an additional thirteen chapters covering the biomechanics of balance and falling, fall risk screening and assessment with new technologies, volitional and reactive step training, cognitive-motor interventions, fall injury prevention, promoting uptake and adherence to fall prevention programs and translating fall prevention research into practice. This edition is an invaluable update for clinicians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses, researchers, and all those working in community, hospital and residential or rehabilitation aged care settings.

    • Reviews and incorporates new research to provide best clinical practice and assists in the education of students as well as continuing professional development for current health professionals
    • Devotes an entire new section to interpretation and implications for practice, including important chapters on strategies to promote uptake and adherence to fall prevention programs and translating fall prevention research into practice
    • Features up-to-date coverage of new technologies for fall prevention, critically reviewing emerging evidence for the roles of wearable sensors and smart devices for fall risk detection and assessment, exergames and apps for delivering exercise interventions and smart floor for preventing fall injuries.
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    'This extensively revised and updated third edition of Falls in Older People should be considered the authoritative resource for anyone who works in the field. Built around three main parts; risk factors, prevention and implications for practice, this text brings together the latest knowledge about systems and processes that affect balance, clinical trial evidence for prevention strategies in multiple settings and key issues in real world implementation. The authors provide an unbiased and comprehensive assessment of the state of the art in the field of aging and falls.' Stephanie Studenski, Professor Emeritus, University of Pittsburgh

    'Fantastic to see a new version of your book is to be published shortly - I heavily rely on this textbook (and have it listed as a recommended reading) for my physio gerontology course at UQ!' Anna Hatton, University of Queensland

    'The third edition of Falls in Older People is an excellent handbook and reference guide with up-to-date information on the etiology of falls and innovative approaches to preventing them in different settings. Chapters are written by experts in their respective areas and delve into many new dimensions in our understanding of why people fall. Current evidence on fall prevention also is provided alongside a significant amount of new information not previously available in one place. Well organized with useful introductory and closing chapters, this book promises to be informative for both newcomers and experts in the field of falls and fall prevention. This excellent book will provide useful information for practitioners and scientists alike for many years to come.' Jay Magaziner, PhD, MSHyg President, Fragility Fracture Network Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland USA

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    Product details

    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: November 2021
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108706087
    • length: 500 pages
    • dimensions: 243 x 170 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.98kg
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Epidemiology and risk factors for falls:
    1. Epidemiology of falls and fall-related injuries Stephen Lord, Catherine Sherrington and Cameron Hicks
    2. Postural stability and falls Jasmine Menant, Yoshiro Okubo and Hylton Menz
    3. Gait characteristics and falls Jasmine Menant, Hylton Menz and Carly Chaplin
    4. Sensory and neuromuscular risk factors for falls Stephen Lord
    5. Biomechanics of balance and falling Daina Sturnieks
    6. Foot problems, footwear and falls Hylton Menz
    7. Brain function and falls Michele Callisaya, Oshadi Jayakody and Kim Delbaere
    8. Impaired cognition and falls Morag Taylor and Julie Whitney
    9. The psychology of fall risk: fear, anxiety, depression and balance confidence Thomas Hadjistavropoulos and Kim Delbaere
    10. Medical risk factors for falls Naomi Noguchi and Vasi Naganathan
    11. Medications as risk factors for falls Lulu Ma and Vasi Naganathan
    12. Environmental risk factors for falls Alison Pighills and Lindy Clemson
    13. Fall detection and risk assessment with new technologies Kimberly van Schooten and Matthew Brodie
    14. Fall risk screening and assessment Anne Tiedemann and Stephen Lord
    15. The relative importance of fall risk factors – analysis and summary Stephen Lord, Catherine Sherrington and Vasi Naganathan
    Part II. Strategies for prevention – Overview: Fall prevention:
    16. Exercise to prevent falls Catherine Sherrington, Anne Tiedemann and Nicola Fairhall
    17. Volitional and Reactive Step Training Yoshiro Okubo and Daina Sturnieks
    18. Cognitive-motor interventions and their effects on fall-risk in older people Daniel Schoene and Daina Sturnieks
    19. Cognitive behavioural interventions for addressing fear of falling and fall risk Rixt Zilstra and Kim Delbaere
    20. The medical management of older people at risk of falls Mark Latt and Vasi Naganathan
    21. Fall prevention interventions for people with visual impairment Stephen Lord
    22. Footwear, othoses, walking aids, wearable technology and restraint devices for fall prevention Hylton Menz
    23. Environmental interventions to prevent falls at home and in the community Lindy Clemson and Alison Pighills
    24. Fall injury prevention: hip protectors and compliant flooring Susan Kurrle and Ian Cameron
    25. Multifactorial fall prevention strategies: Where to next? Sarah Lamb and Hopin Lee
    26. Fall prevention in hospitals Anne-Marie Hill
    27. Fall prevention in residential aged care facilities Clemens Becker, Kilian Papp and Patrick Roigk
    Part III. Implications for Practice:
    28. Strategies to promote uptake and adherence to fall prevention programs Anne Tiedemann, Leanne Hassett and Catherine Sherrington
    29. Translating fall prevention research into practice Kathryn Sibley, Alexandra Korall and Alexie Touchette
    30. Interventions reduce falls, but what is the cost for better health outcomes? Jennifer Davis, Teresa Liu-Ambrose and Chun-Liang Hsu
    31. Brining it altogether Stephen Lord, Catherine Sherrington and Vasi Naganathan.

  • Editors

    Stephen R. Lord, Neuroscience Research Australia, Sydney
    Stephen R. Lord is a Scientia Professor at the University of New South Wales and Senior Principal Research Fellow at Neuroscience Research Australia, Sydney, Australia.

    Catherine Sherrington, Sydney Medical School
    Catherine Sherrington is a Professor in the School of Public Health and Institute for Musculoskeletal Health at the University of Sydney and Sydney Local Health District where she leads the Physical Activity, Ageing and Disability Research Stream.

    Vasi Naganathan, Concord Hospital
    Vasi Naganathan is Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney and a Consultant Geriatrician at Concord Hospital in Sydney. He is co-director of the Centre of Education and Research on Ageing (CERA).

    Contributors

    Stephen Lord, Cameron Hicks, Jasmine Menant, Carly Chaplin, Morag Taylor, Julie Whitney, Thomas Hadjistavropoulos, Naomi Noguchi, Kimberly van Schooten, Matthew Brodie, Nicola Fairhall, Yoshiro Okubo, Daniel Schoene, Daina Sturnieks, Rixt Zilstra, Kim Delbaere, Mark Latt, Hylton Menz, Lindy Clemson, Alison Pighills, Susan Kurrle, Ian Cameron, Sarah Lamb, Hopin Lee, Anne-Marie Hill, Clemens Becker, Kilian Papp, Patrick Roigk, Anne Tiedemann, Leanne Hassett, Kathryn Sibley, Alexandra Korall, Alexie Touchette, Jennifer Davis, Teresa Liu-Ambrose, Chun-Liang Hsu, Catherine Sherrington, Vasi Naganathan

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