Strategies to prevent falls

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Falls in the elderly may have adverse physical, medical, psychological, social and economic consequences. Falls in older adults are a significant public health concern, especially as more than 30% of this section of the population experience one or more falls each year. To date there has been no exhaustive review that has fully captured the various aspects of this problem (epidemiology, aetiology and prevention), although there is evidence to suggest that it is an issue that deserves attention. The aim of this chapter is to analyse, through a literature review, the following aspects: risk factors for falls in the elderly, strategies to prevent them, clinical and multifactorial assessment of patients at risk of falls, and the use of technology to boost fall prevention.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiosystems and Biorobotics
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Pages149-158
Number of pages10
Volume19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018

Publication series

NameBiosystems and Biorobotics
Volume19
ISSN (Print)2195-3562
ISSN (Electronic)2195-3570

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Epidemiology
Public health
Economics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Morone, G., Federici, A., Tramontano, M., Annicchiarico, R., & Salvia, A. (2018). Strategies to prevent falls. In Biosystems and Biorobotics (Vol. 19, pp. 149-158). (Biosystems and Biorobotics; Vol. 19). Springer International Publishing AG. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-72736-3_9

Strategies to prevent falls. / Morone, Giovanni; Federici, Alessia; Tramontano, Marco; Annicchiarico, Roberta; Salvia, Antonino.

Biosystems and Biorobotics. Vol. 19 Springer International Publishing AG, 2018. p. 149-158 (Biosystems and Biorobotics; Vol. 19).

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Morone, G, Federici, A, Tramontano, M, Annicchiarico, R & Salvia, A 2018, Strategies to prevent falls. in Biosystems and Biorobotics. vol. 19, Biosystems and Biorobotics, vol. 19, Springer International Publishing AG, pp. 149-158. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-72736-3_9
Morone G, Federici A, Tramontano M, Annicchiarico R, Salvia A. Strategies to prevent falls. In Biosystems and Biorobotics. Vol. 19. Springer International Publishing AG. 2018. p. 149-158. (Biosystems and Biorobotics). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-72736-3_9
Morone, Giovanni ; Federici, Alessia ; Tramontano, Marco ; Annicchiarico, Roberta ; Salvia, Antonino. / Strategies to prevent falls. Biosystems and Biorobotics. Vol. 19 Springer International Publishing AG, 2018. pp. 149-158 (Biosystems and Biorobotics).
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