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Influences on modern multifactorial falls prevention interventions and fear of falling in non-frail older adults: a literature review.
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences. University of Gothenburg.
Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore, USA.
Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore, USA.
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6653-3414
2014 (English)In: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research, ISSN 1918-3003, E-ISSN 1918-3011, Vol. 6, no 5, 314-320 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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This review explores underlying features that may influence fear of falling and the effectiveness of multifactorial falls prevention programs in community dwelling non-frail adults aged 65 and older. It alsoexamines the interrelationship between fear of falling and multifactorial falls prevention interventions. Aliterature search of medical databases was conducted to identify articles that address the fear of falling and multifactorial programs as either a primary or secondary component of their findings. Multifactorialinterventions were assessed in terms of their program content, design, demographics, implementationtechniques, and cost-effectiveness. Falls are a common, but preventable, cause of morbidity and injury inolder adults 65 and over. In addition to physiological variables, fear of falling and self-efficacy arepsychosocial factors that impact the incidence of falls in this population. Addressing fear of falling inaddition to physiological parameters may influence the success of multifactorial falls prevention programsfor adults 65 and over.

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Elmer Press Inc. , 2014. Vol. 6, no 5, 314-320 p.
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Self-efficacy; Multidisciplinary; Physiotherapy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-22818DOI: 10.14740/jocmr1874wOAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-22818DiVA: diva2:744715
Available from: 2014-09-08 Created: 2014-09-08 Last updated: 2016-10-21Bibliographically approved

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