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Falls in older people : risk factors and strategies for prevention

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363.117 LORf
Edition:
2nd ed.
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Length:
x, 395 p. ; 25 cm.
Publisher:
Cambridge, Mass.: Cambridge University Press
Year:
2007
ISBN-ISSN:
0521680999
Type:
Books
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Copies:
1
Abstract:
The book is written in three parts: epidemiology and falls risk factors, strategies for prevention, and future research directions. New material covers studies of tripping, slipping and stepping that accurately reflect situations in which people fall, and recent research on visual, neuropsychological and medical risk factors. The book also reviews the numerous new randomized controlled trials that have examined the effects of exercise, visual, cardiovascular and environmental interventions in preventing falls.

Contents: 1 Epidemiology of falls and fall-related injuries -- 2 Postural stability and falls -- 3 Gait characteristics 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 -- 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 Research into practice -- 18 Falls in older people : future directions for research.

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