Enhancing our understanding of falls risk - perceptions from the older person

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Fall related injuries in older people constitute a significant public health issue in Australia and internationally. Falling represents the leading cause of unintentional injury in this population (Gelbard et al., 2014). Approximately one third of older adults fall each year (Lord, Delbaere, Tiedeman, Smith & Sturnieks, 2011). The complexity of managing fall risk in the diverse populations found within Australia, coupled with an ageing population and finite resources, drives the need to better understand factors that can influence falling from the perspective of the older person.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 14 Nov 2017
Event13th Australasian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference: AIPN 2017 - Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre, Ballarat, Australia
Duration: 13 Nov 201715 Nov 2017
http://event.icebergevents.com.au/injuryprevention2017 (Conference website)
http://event.icebergevents.com.au/uploads/contentFiles/files/2017-AIPN/2017_Abstract%20Book_v2.pdf (Conference abstract book)


Conference13th Australasian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference
Abbreviated titleTake Action
OtherThe Australian Injury Prevention Network (AIPN), Australian Collaboration for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP) and Federation University Australia, are pleased to invite you to the premier injury prevention conference for Austra...
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  • Falls prevention
  • Falls rehabilitation

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