A new falls prevention film from RoSPA


Source: ProFaNE (Prevention of Falls Network Earth)

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Date of publication: July 2013

Publication type: Website

In a nutshell: RoSPA have produced a short film, Facing up to Falls, that tells the story of some people in London of how even simple home activities can lead to falls. It includes personal anecdotes and practical advice.

Length of publication: 1 page

How good are websites at offering falls prevention advice?


Source: Health Informatics Journal, 2012, 18 (1), p. 50-65

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Date of publication: March 2012

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: More and more older people are now going online to access information, including health information about falls risks and prevention. This study assesses the quality of 42 English-language websites found via search engines. Guidelines, code of conduct on coverage of information, credibility and accessibility were all assessed.

Length of publication: 15 pages

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