Falls in Older People: Risk Factors and Strategies for Prevention

Falls in Older People: Risk Factors and Strategies for Prevention


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Falls in Older People: Risk Factors and Strategies for Prevention by Stephen R. Lord, Hylton B. Menz

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: 9780521589642
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/28/2000
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.83(d)

About the Author

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

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

Hylton Menz is NHMRC Australian Clinical Research Fellow at the Musculoskeletal Research Centre, La Trobe University, Australia. DOB 8 June 1972.

Jacqueline Close is a Consultant in Geriatric Medicine at Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia. DOB 18 Nov 1965.

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