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Author Lord, Stephen R. (Stephen Ronald), 1957-

Title Falls in older people : risk factors and strategies for prevention / Stepehn R. Lord, Catherine Sherrington, Hylton B. Menz
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2001
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 249 pages) : illustrations
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; 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; 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
Summary This book provides a survey of the most recent developments in the area. Coverage includes epidemiology, critical appraisal of the roles of exercise, environment, footwear, and medication, evidence-based risk assessment, and falls-prevention strategies. Falls in Older People will be invaluable to clinicians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses, and researchers
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Falls (Accidents) in old age -- Prevention.
Falls (Accidents) in old age -- Risk factors.
Accidental Falls -- prevention & control.
Postural Balance.
Risk Factors.
Safety Management.
Wounds and Injuries -- epidemiology.
Form Electronic book
Author Menz, Hylton B.
Sherrington, Catherine.
LC no. 00023656
ISBN 0511059531
0511065841 (electronic bk.)
0511067976 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
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