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Falls in Older People
Risk Factors and Strategies for Prevention

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Stephen R. Lord, Catherine Sherrington, Hylton B. Menz, Beth Matters
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  • Date Published: December 2004
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  • isbn: 9780511059537

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  • Over the past two decades there has been a great deal of international, specialized research activity focused on risk factors and prevention strategies for falls in older people. This book provides health care workers with a detailed analysis of the most recent developments in the area and helps bridge the gap between scientific journal articles and general texts. The volume is constructed in three parts: risk factors, prevention strategies, and future research directions. It includes coverage of the epidemiology, critical appraisal of the roles of exercise, environment, footwear, medication, evidence-based risk assessment, and targeted and individually tailored falls-prevention strategies. Falls in Older People will be invaluable to medical practitioners, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses, researchers, and all those working in community, hospital and residential aged care settings.

    • Summarises and assesses the results of specialised research for practitioners
    • Surveys the evidence for risk assessment, risk factors and prevention strategies
    • Suggests future directions for research and application
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "This is a stimulating and valuable book." Ageing and Society

    "This work bridges the gap between highly specialised journal articles and the often sketchy and superficial chapters on this topic that appear in many textbooks. It is clearly written and can be highly recommended to students, medical practitioners, nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists, and research workers in the field of gerontology and geriatrics." Clinical Rheumatology

    "This book is a concise yet comprehensive review of the most recent research on falls in the elderly...This book is essential for every physical therapist who works with the elderly..." Michael J. Shoemaker, PT, DPT, Physical Therapy

    "This is one of the most important evidence-based texts focusing on falls in older people to emerge in recent years." British Journal of Occupational Therapy

    "An excellent piece of equipment for any researcher of falls.... if you work with old people you should buy it." RACP News

    "The book will be useful to a wide range of caring professionals whose work is with, or brings them into contact with, older people." Ergonomics

    "...this text is an excellent review of evidence-based literature on the topic of fall risk factors and strategies for prevention." - Geriatric Nursing, Alice Bonner, University of Massachusetts Graduate School of Nursing

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    • Date Published: December 2004
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511059537
    • contains: 1 colour illus. 21 tables
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

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

  • 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

    Contributors

    Stephen R. Lord, Catherine Sherrington, Hylton B. Menz, Beth Matters

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