Diabetes, arthritis, urinary incontinence, poor self‐rated health, higher body mass index and lower handgrip strength are associated with falls among community‐dwelling middle‐aged and older adults: Pooled analyses from two cross‐sectional Malaysian datasets

22/08/2019

Source: Geriatrics and Gerontology International

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Date of publication: Vol. 19 Iss. 8 2019, pps. 798 -803

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The identification of risk factors associated with comorbidities and physical fitness might provide pathways for planning therapeutic targets for future falls prevention. Results from large datasets that examined falls risk factors in Asia have been limited. The aim of the present study was to identify the risk factors for falls by pooling data consisting of medical history, physical performance and self‐rated health from two large Malaysian epidemiological studies.

 Length of publication: 5 pages

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‘Managing pieces of a personal puzzle’ — Older people’s experiences of self-management falls prevention exercise guided by a digital program or a booklet

08/04/2019

Source: BMC, research in progress

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Date of publication: 18th February 2018, Vol. 19 iss. 43, pps. 1-12

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aim of this study was to explore older people’s experiences of a self-management fall prevention exercise routine guided either by a digital program (web-based or mobile) or a paper booklet.

 Length of publication: 12 pages

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Falls prevention research in residential aged care is itself tripped up by medical clearance issues

16/01/2014

Source: Australia Journal of Aging

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Date of publication: 27 December 2013  32(4)  page 247

Publication type: journal article

In a nutshell: This article details a a randomised controlled trial which is currently being undertaken to investigate the effect of strength and
balance exercise versus usual care on falls and fear of falling, mobility, quality of life, cognition and cost-effectiveness, in RAC settings.

Length of publication: one page

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