Topical Collection "Falls in Older Adults: Risk and Prevention"
A topical collection in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This collection belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Interests: postural control; falls risk assessment and intervention; neurological rehabilitation; stroke recovery; underserved populations
We are organizing a Topical Collection on “Falls in Older Adults: Risk and Prevention” in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. The publication is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes articles and communications in the interdisciplinary area of environmental health sciences and public health. For detailed information on the journal, we refer you to https://0-www-mdpi-com.brum.beds.ac.uk/journal/ijerph.
Falls among older adults are a major cause of disability and death worldwide. The high incidence of falls in older adults, combined with the high susceptibility to injury of the older adult population, leads to very serious global health issues. In addition to the direct costs of medical treatment for fall-related injuries, falls can create a downward spiral that leads to decreased physical activity and increased risk for the development of chronic health conditions and loss of functional independence, thereby compounding stresses on the health care system. In short, falls can create enormous costs for health care systems and for older adults and their families.
Considerable research attention has been devoted to the problem of falls among older adults. Evidence-based programs are available for identifying falls risk factors and decreasing risk. Unfortunately, these programs have not been widely adopted, particularly in rural and other underserved areas. Innovative methods are desperately needed to bring effective fall prevention programs and strategies to the broad spectrum of older adults who are at increased risk, including those living independently in the community and those in residential care.
This Topical Collection will focus on fall risk assessment and intervention for older adults. Appropriate topics will include prevention strategies at all levels (primary, secondary, tertiary) and across the health care continuum. Research papers describing barriers to and methods of dissemination and adoption of effective interventions are especially encouraged.
Assoc. Prof. Vicki Mercer
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Exercise interventions
- Fall detection
- Fall prevention
- Fall risk factors
- Healthcare quality improvement
- Home safety/home modifications
- Knowledge translation
- Medication management/polypharmacy
- Technology/assistive devices