Falls in Older People: Risk Factors and Strategies for Prevention / Edition 2by Stephen R. Lord, Catherine Sherrington, Hylton B. Menz, Jacqueline C. T. Close
This second edition, published in 2007, examines the studies of risk factors and prevention strategies for falls in older people.See more details below
This second edition, published in 2007, examines the studies of risk factors and prevention strategies for falls in older people.
- Cambridge University Press
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- Edition description:
- Revised Edition
- Product dimensions:
- 6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.83(d)
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.
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