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Falls in Older People
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This third edition of a trusted resource brings together the latest literature across multiple fields to facilitate the understanding and prevention of falls in older adults. Thoroughly revised by a multidisciplinary team of authors, it features a new three-part structure covering epidemiology and risk factors for falls, strategies for prevention and implications for practice. The book reviews and incorporates new research in an additional thirteen chapters covering the biomechanics of balance and falling, fall risk screening and assessment with new technologies, volitional and reactive step training, cognitive-motor interventions, fall injury prevention, promoting uptake and adherence to fall prevention programs and translating fall prevention research into practice. This edition is an invaluable update for clinicians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses, researchers, and all those working in community, hospital and residential or rehabilitation aged care settings.


'This extensively revised and updated third edition of Falls in Older People should be considered the authoritative resource for anyone who works in the field. Built around three main parts; risk factors, prevention and implications for practice, this text brings together the latest knowledge about systems and processes that affect balance, clinical trial evidence for prevention strategies in multiple settings and key issues in real world implementation. The authors provide an unbiased and comprehensive assessment of the state of the art in the field of aging and falls.'

Stephanie Studenski - Professor Emeritus, University of Pittsburgh

‘Fantastic to see a new version of your book is to be published shortly - I heavily rely on this textbook (and have it listed as a recommended reading) for my physio gerontology course at UQ!’

Anna Hatton - University of Queensland

'The third edition of Falls in Older People is an excellent handbook and reference guide with up-to-date information on the etiology of falls and innovative approaches to preventing them in different settings. Chapters are written by experts in their respective areas and delve into many new dimensions in our understanding of why people fall. Current evidence on fall prevention also is provided alongside a significant amount of new information not previously available in one place. Well organized with useful introductory and closing chapters, this book promises to be informative for both newcomers and experts in the field of falls and fall prevention. This excellent book will provide useful information for practitioners and scientists alike for many years to come.'

Jay Magaziner - PhD, MSHyg President, Fragility Fracture Network Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland USA

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