Source: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 2014, Vol 59 no 1 p. 136-144
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Date of publication: July-August 2014
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell: Participation by older adults in fall prevention strategies is often poor: while they believe a strategy works in general, they often feel like it won’t benefit them personally. This Australian study aims to describe the frequency and reasons for older adults identifying prevention strategies as being ‘better for others than for me’. Strategies to promote participation may need to convince older adults that they too are at risk of falls and that the activities they currently take part in may not be enough to prevent falls and injury.
Length of publication: 8 pages
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