Investigating why older people don’t participate in falls prevention trials

Source: Experimental gerontology, 2012, 47 (4) p. 342-345

Follow this link for the abstract

Date of publication: April 2012

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Given that falls are a major public health issue, and older people are frequently involved in them, trials such as fall prevention should actively involve them. But many refuse to participate, and this article explores the reasons why. These include mobility problems, or at the other end of the scale people consider themselves ‘too healthy’ for it to apply to them. Anticipation of such reasons may lead to an improvement in participation rates.

Length of publication: 3 pages

Some important notes: Please contact your  local NHS Library for the full text of this article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library. This article is available in full text to all NHS Staff using Athens, for more information about accessing full text follow this link to find your local NHS Library.


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