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Description - Falls in Older People by Stephen R. Lord

Since the first edition of this very successful book was written to synthesise and review the enormous body of work covering falls in older people, there has been an even greater wealth of informative and promising studies designed to increase our understanding of risk factors and prevention strategies. This second edition, first published in 2007, is written in three parts: epidemiology, strategies for prevention, and future research directions. New material includes recent studies covering: balance studies using tripping, slipping and stepping paradigms; sensitivity and depth perception visual risk factors; neurophysiological research on automatic or reflex balance activities; and the roles of syncope, vitamin D, cataract surgery, health and safety education, and exercise programs. This edition will be an invaluable update for clinicians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses, researchers, and all those working in community, hospital and residential or rehabilitation aged care settings.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521680998
ISBN-10: 0521680999
Format: Paperback
(247mm x 174mm x 20mm)
Pages: 408
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Stephen R. Lord

Stephen Lord is a Principal Research Fellow at the Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute in Sydney, Australia. Born 1957. Catherine Sherrington is NHMRC Australian Research Training Fellow at the School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Australia. DOB 29 Feb 1968. Hylton Menz is NHMRC Australian Clinical Research Fellow at the Musculoskeletal Research Centre, La Trobe University, Australia. DOB 8 June 1972. Jacqueline Close is a Consultant in Geriatric Medicine at Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia. DOB 18 Nov 1965.