Activity restriction vs. self-direction: fear of falling in older adults

Source: International Journal of Older People Nursing, 2013, online

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Date of publication: January 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study investigated the fear of falling in older adults who had been hospitalised, relating to their physical function and patient characteristics. Functional decline commonly occurs in this group, and is associated with low mobility and physical activity, and understanding these relationships may inform the development of safe, function-promoting activities. People may restrict their activities due to the fear of falling, and a multi-factorial approach may encourage self-direction and functional recovery to recover from and prevent falls.

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