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Falls in older people : risk factors and strategies for prevention /
Stephen R. Lord ... [et al.].
edition
2nd ed.
imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2007.
description
x, 395 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0521680999, 9780521680998 (pbk.)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2007.
isbn
0521680999
9780521680998 (pbk.)
general note
2nd ed.
catalogue key
6337508
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Stephen R. Lord is Senior Principal Research Fellow at the Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, Sydney Catherine Sherrington is Australian Research Training Fellow at the Schools of Public Health and Physiotherapy, University of Sydney Hylton B. Menz is Senior Research Fellow at the Musculoskeletal Research Centre, La Trobe University, Bundoora Jacqueline C. T. Close is Consultant in Geriatric Medicine, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney
Reviews
Review Quotes
'Whom will this book benefit� All to whom the care of the elderly is entrusted on a regular and continuing basis � it is well produced and printed.' Roy Archibald, Ergonomics
‘Whom will this book benefit? All to whom the care of the elderly is entrusted on a regular and continuing basis … it is well produced and printed.’ Roy Archibald, Ergonomics
'Chapters whilst heavy with facts and figures, are very readable � clearly written yet containing enough depth to satisfy the scientific mind. I think the book would appeal to any healthcare professional with an interest in falls prevention, either from a theoretical or practical standpoint.' Dementia
'This is one of the most important evidence-based texts focusing on falls in older people to emerge in recent years ... this book is meticulously researched and is a very welcome addition to the vast literature on falls prevention.' British Journal of Occupational Therapy
‘This is one of the most important evidence-based texts focusing on falls in older people to emerge in recent years … this book is meticulously researched and is a very welcome addition to the vast literature on falls prevention.’ British Journal of Occupational Therapy
‘This work bridges the gap between highly specialised journal articles and the often sketchy and superficial chapters on this topic that appear in many textbooks. It is clearly written and can be highly recommended to students, medical practitioners (including geriatricians and rheumatologists), nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists, and research workers in the field of gerontology and geriatrics.’ Steven Boonen, Clinical Rheumatology
‘Chapters whilst heavy with facts and figures, are very readable … clearly written yet containing enough depth to satisfy the scientific mind. I think the book would appeal to any healthcare professional with an interest in falls prevention, either from a theoretical or practical standpoint.’ Dementia
‘This work bridges the gap between highly specialized journal articles and the often sketchy and superficial chapters on this topic that appear in many textbooks. It is clearly written and can be highly recommended to students, medical practitioners (including geriatricians and rheumatologists), nurses, physiotherapists and research workers in the field of gerontology and geriatrics.’ Steven Boonen, Clinical Rheumatology
'Whom will this book benefit? All to whom the care of the elderly is entrusted on a regular and continuing basis ... it is well produced and printed.' Roy Archibald, Ergonomics
'This work bridges the gap between highly specialized journal articles and the often sketchy and superficial chapters on this topic that appear in many textbooks. It is clearly written and can be highly recommended to students, medical practitioners (including geriatricians and rheumatologists), nurses, physiotherapists and research workers in the field of gerontology and geriatrics.' Steven Boonen, Clinical Rheumatology
'... this is undoubtedly a useful book to have as a resource for the interdisciplinary team.' Palliative Medicine
'� this is undoubtedly a useful book to have as a resource for the interdisciplinary team.' Palliative Medicine
‘… this is undoubtedly a useful book to have as a resource for the interdisciplinary team.’ Palliative Medicine
'This work bridges the gap between highly specialised journal articles and the often sketchy and superficial chapters on this topic that appear in many textbooks. It is clearly written and can be highly recommended to students, medical practitioners (including geriatricians and rheumatologists), nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists, and research workers in the field of gerontology and geriatrics.' Steven Boonen, Clinical Rheumatology
'� provides all the information in a very handy and readable form that anyone setting up a falls clinic could wish for � this is a book written by experts who have first hand experience of the academic and practical issues involved in identifying patients at risk and the interventions needed to prevent further falls. I strongly recommend it, not just to clinicians, but to nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, podiatrists, and indeed anyone with a professional interest in this problem'. P. W. Overstall, Gerontology
‘… provides all the information in a very handy and readable form that anyone setting up a falls clinic could wish for … this is a book written by experts who have first hand experience of the academic and practical issues involved in identifying patients at risk and the interventions needed to prevent further falls. I strongly recommend it, not just to clinicians, but to nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, podiatrists, and indeed anyone with a professional interest in this problem’. P. W. Overstall, Gerontology
'The book is extremely easy for readers to use, whatever their needs. It is very well written, readable and logically structured. ... a valuable update of an excellent resource ...' Journal of Ageing and Society
‘The quality of the book is good and it is a good buy for psychiatrists, primary care physicians, geriatricians, orthopaedic surgeons, physical and occupational therapists and domiciliary nurses.’ Saudi Medical Journal
'This book ... guides the reader through the maze of falls management. It is a useful resource for those interested in falls management and also a stepping stone for those wanting to explore the falls research literature further. It is one of the most important evidence-based texts focusing on falls in older people to emerge in recent years ... this book is meticulously researched and is a very welcome addition to the vast literature on falls prevention.' British Journal of Occupational Therapy
'I have nothing but praise for this monograph. The Australian authors - a physiologist, a physiotherapist and a lecturer in foot mechanics and gerontology - recognized that textbooks have dealt with falls superficially and that no-one had methodically analysed and interpreted the published work. They write elegantly and apply academic rigour to the data, highlighting the gaps and uncertainties in our knowledge and generously providing many research ideas for readers to pursue.' Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
‘I have nothing but praise for this monograph. The Australian authors - a physiologist, a physiotherapist and a lecturer in foot mechanics and gerontology - recognized that textbooks have dealt with falls superficially and that no-one had methodically analysed and interpreted the published work. They write elegantly and apply academic rigour to the data, highlighting the gaps and uncertainties in our knowledge and generously providing many research ideas for readers to pursue.’Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
'... 'must have' for all geriatricians, PAMs and nurses concerned with falls prevention, both in hospitals and community settings ... I liked in particular the practical section on prevention of falls in institutions, which should be distributed through all nursing facilities in the UK.' W. Reid, Doctors.net
'� 'must have' for all geriatricians, PAMs and nurses concerned with falls prevention, both in hospitals and community settings � I liked in particular the practical section on prevention of falls in institutions, which should be distributed through all nursing facilities in the UK.' W. Reid, Doctors.net
‘… ‘must have’ for all geriatricians, PAMs and nurses concerned with falls prevention, both in hospitals and community settings … I liked in particular the practical section on prevention of falls in institutions, which should be distributed through all nursing facilities in the UK.’ W. Reid, Doctors.net
'... provides all the information in a very handy and readable form that anyone setting up a falls clinic could wish for ... this is a book written by experts who have first hand experience of the academic and practical issues involved in identifying patients at risk and the interventions needed to prevent further falls. I strongly recommend it, not just to clinicians, but to nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, podiatrists, and indeed anyone with a professional interest in this problem'. P. W. Overstall, Gerontology
'Chapters whilst heavy with facts and figures, are very readable ? clearly written yet containing enough depth to satisfy the scientific mind. I think the book would appeal to any healthcare professional with an interest in falls prevention, either from a theoretical or practical standpoint.' Dementia
'... an excellent piece of equipment for any researcher of falls.' RACP News
'� an excellent piece of equipment for any researcher of falls.' RACP News
‘… an excellent piece of equipment for any researcher of falls.’ RACP News
'? an excellent piece of equipment for any researcher of falls.' RACP News
'... a stimulating and valuable book.' Janet M. Simpson, Ageing and Society
'� a stimulating and valuable book.' Janet M. Simpson, Ageing and Society
‘… a stimulating and valuable book.’ Janet M. Simpson, Ageing and Society
'The quality of the book is good and it is a good buy for psychiatrists, primary care physicians, geriatricians, orthopaedic surgeons, physical and occupational therapists and domiciliary nurses.' Saudi Medical Journal
'... a stimulating and valuable book.' Janet M. Simpson, Journal of Ageing and Society
'Chapters whilst heavy with facts and figures, are very readable ... clearly written yet containing enough depth to satisfy the scientific mind. I think the book would appeal to any healthcare professional with an interest in falls prevention, either from a theoretical or practical standpoint.' Dementia
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Summaries
Title Summary
"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."--BOOK JACKET.
Main Description
Since the first edition of this very successful book was written to synthesise and review the enormous body of work covering falls in older people, there has been an even greater wealth of informative and promising studies designed to increase our understanding of risk factors and prevention strategies. This new edition is written in three parts: epidemiology, strategies for prevention, and future research directions. New material includes the most recent studies covering: balance studies using tripping, slipping and stepping paradigms; sensitivity and depth perception visual risk factors; neurophysiological research on automatic or reflex balance activities; and the roles of syncope, vitamin D, cataract surgery, health and safety education, and exercise programs. This new edition will be an invaluable update for clinicians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses, researchers, and all those working in community, hospital and residential or rehabilitation aged care settings.
Description for Bookstore
This new edition increases our understanding of risk factors and prevention strategies. New material covers all the most recent studies on balance, vision, neurophysiology, reflex, syncope, vitamin D, cataract surgery and exercise. Clinicians and health professionals working in aged care settings will find it an invaluable update.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This edition contains new material covering topics such as, paradigm balance studies, visual sensitivity and depth perception risk factors, neurophysiological research on automatic or reflex balance activities, the roles of syncope, vitamin D, cataract surgery, safety education, and exercise programs.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Epidemiology and risk factors for fallsp. 1
Epidemiology of falls and fall-related injuriesp. 3
Postural stability and fallsp. 26
Gait characteristics and fallsp. 50
Sensory and neuromuscular risk factors for fallsp. 70
Psychological factors and fallsp. 90
Medical risk factors for fallsp. 101
Medications as risk factors for fallsp. 133
Environmental risk factors for fallsp. 151
The relative importance of falls risk factors: an evidence-based summaryp. 161
Strategies for preventionp. 173
Exercise interventions to prevent fallsp. 177
Exercise interventions to improve physical functioningp. 204
Medical management of older people at risk of fallsp. 240
Assistive devices and falls preventionp. 264
Modifying the environment to prevent fallsp. 300
Prevention of falls in hospitals and residential aged care facilitiesp. 311
A physiological profile approach to falls risk assessment and preventionp. 333
Research into practicep. 357
Research issues in falls preventionp. 377
Falls in older people: future directions for researchp. 379
Indexp. 388
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