Fear of falling avoidance behavior affects the inter-relationship between vision impairment and diminished mobility in community-dwelling older adults


Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice 

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Date of publication: 16 June 2020

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Age-related decline in vision may contribute to the development of fear of falling (FOF) behavior and reduced mobility, which are related to increased fall risk in older adults.

The purpose of this study is to investigate the inter-relationship between vision impairment, physical mobility performance, and FOF behavior in community-dwelling older adults.

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Letter from the College of Optometrists


Source: ProFaNE website

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Date of publication: January 2015

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: This is a letter to the ProFaNE website promoting the joint working of optometrists and falls teams to prevent vision-related falls in their patients. They have a dedicated falls resource page on their website and wish to share information and best practice with colleagues.

Length of publication: 1 page

Falls and vision – a short survey


Source: ProFaNE

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Date of publication: August 2013

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: The College of Optometrists is starting a project to investigate levels of vision-testing within falls services across the UK. It is collecting information to form a picture of how it works at ground level, to act as a basis for recommendations to optometrists and to help identify ways to assist falls teams in checking patients’ vision. There is a questionnaire included.

Length of publication: 1 page