Falls in Older People: Risk Factors and Strategies for Prevention / Edition 2

Falls in Older People: Risk Factors and Strategies for Prevention / Edition 2

by Stephen R. Lord, Catherine Sherrington, Hylton B. Menz, Jacqueline C. T. Close
     
 

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… See more details below

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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 fallsprevention 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521680998
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2014
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.83(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. IRisk factors for falls
1Epidemiology of falls and fall-related injuries3
2Postural stability and falls17
3Sensory and neuromuscular risk factors for falls40
4Medical risk factors for falls55
5Medications as risk factors for falls82
6Environmental risk factors for falls96
7The relative importance of falls risk factors: an evidence-based summary107
Pt. IIStrategies for prevention
Overview: Falls prevention119
8Exercise interventions to prevent falls121
9Modifying the environment to prevent falls146
10The role of footwear in falls prevention154
11Assistive devices166
12Prevention of falls in hospitals and residential aged care facilities180
13The medical management of older people at risk of falls190
14Modifying medication use to prevent falls206
15Targeted falls prevention strategies215
16A physiological profile approach for falls prevention221
Pt. IIIResearch issues in falls prevention
17Falls in older people: future directions for research239
Index245

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