Managing fear of falling in older adults in the community

Source: BMJ, 2013, 346

Follow this link for abstract

Date of publication: May 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Fear of falling is found in many older people, and can include fear, anxiety, loss of confidence and impaired perception of ability to walk without falling. It can lead to avoidance of activity, isolation, increasing frailty and further risk of falls not due to physical impairment. This article looks into the ways of managing the fear of falling by researching the available evidence.

Length of publication: 1 page

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.


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