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Flint, Jenny; Morris, Madison; Nguyen, An Thi; Keglovits, Marian; Somerville, Emily Kling; Hu, Yi-Ling; Stark, Susan L. – American Journal of Health Education, 2020
Background: Fall prevention education can increase knowledge of fall risks and promote behavior changes to help reduce the incidence of falls among older adults. Fall Prevention Bingo (FPB) was created as an engaging tool to deliver fall prevention education to older adults. Purpose: To evaluate the effects of FPB on older adults' knowledge of…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Knowledge Level, Risk Management, Readiness
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Wood, Tyler A.; Richards, K. Andrew R.; Sosnoff, Jacob J. – International Journal of Kinesiology in Higher Education, 2021
Community engagement provides kinesiology undergraduate students with valuable experience and allows for personal and professional growth. Kinesiology students often seek out opportunities that pertain to their future career goals. As many of them aspire to allied health professions, working with special populations is of interest, including…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Kinesiology, Experiential Learning, School Community Programs
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Kingston, John T. – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2018
The role of vision impairment (blindness and low vision) related to the risk of falling has been well documented. Reduced visual acuity, as well as poor contrast sensitivity, field restriction, and loss of depth perception are established contributors to falls (Lamoureux et al., 2010). People with vision impairments fall as much as two to three…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Accident Prevention, Older Adults, Veterans
Pfaff, Jann – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Defining fall risk factors and predicting fall risk status among patients in acute care has been a topic of research for decades. With increasing pressure on hospitals to provide quality care and prevent hospital-acquired conditions, the search for effective fall prevention interventions continues. Hundreds of risk factors for falls in acute care…
Descriptors: Patients, Risk, Injuries, Prediction
Karnes, Michele J. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This static group comparison study determined that an educational intervention was effective in increasing fall risk factor assessment, documentation of fall risk factors, and strategies devised to reduce fall risk factors by rehabilitation therapists for their older adult outpatients in clinics. Results showed that experimental group identified…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Accident Prevention, Charts, Identification
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Kibble, Jonathan D. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2021
As the Baby Boomer generation reaches old age, there has been a significant increase in the number of older adults needing healthcare over the past decade. The physiology of aging is therefore a highly relevant topic for the preclinical medical curriculum. I describe a new capstone unit on the physiology of aging, placed at the end a medical…
Descriptors: Physiology, Aging (Individuals), Capstone Experiences, Medical Education
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Moore, Delilah S.; Ellis, Rebecca; Kosma, Maria; Fabre, Jennifer M.; McCarter, Kevin S.; Wood, Robert H. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2011
We examined the measurement properties of fall-related psychological instruments with a sample of 133 older adults (M age = 74.4 years, SD = 9.4). Measures included the Comprehensive Falls Risk Screening Instrument, Falls-efficacy Scale-International (FES-I), Activities-specific Balance Confidence (ABC), modified Survey of Activities and Fear of…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Psychological Testing, Test Validity, Test Reliability
Jeffrey, Claudeth – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Patient falls are an ongoing concern for health systems in the US and in the setting where this project took place. Inpatient falls affect consumers and health providers because falls often result in patient morbidity and mortality, legal risk, increased length of stay, and increased costs. The purpose of this project was to evaluate the existing…
Descriptors: Patients, Injuries, Hospitals, Prevention
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Hsieh, Kelly; Rimmer, James; Heller, Tamar – American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine the prevalence of falls and risk factors for falls in 1,515 adults (greater than or equal to 18 years) with intellectual disability using baseline data from the Longitudinal Health and Intellectual Disability Study. Nearly 25% of adults from the study were reported to have had one or more falls in the past…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Incidence, Mental Retardation, Adults
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Sullivan, Rebecca; Harding, Katherine; Skinner, Ian; Hemsley, Bronwyn – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2020
Background: Falls are a common safety incident in people with stroke. Studies report that between 14% and 65% of people with stroke fall at least once during their hospital admission. Risk factors for falls in people with stroke have been reported to include neglect, balance and dependence for activities of daily living. Communication disability…
Descriptors: Injuries, Hospitals, Safety, Neurological Impairments
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von der Embse, Nathaniel P.; Kilgus, Stephen P.; Eklund, Katie; Ake, Ethan; Levi-Neilsen, Shana – School Psychology Review, 2018
Universal screening has been proposed as a method for effectively and efficiently identifying students at risk for mental health concerns. As with traditional rating scales, screeners have historically been used in the absence of any user training. Recent research suggests, however, that systematic training can be used to enhance the psychometric…
Descriptors: Identification, Mental Health, Screening Tests, Inservice Teacher Education
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Sadowska, Dorota; Stemplewski, Rafal; Szeklicki, Robert – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2017
Introduction: Early diagnosis of postural control deficiencies facilitates implementation of an individual rehabilitation plan to prevent falls. The aim of the study was to assess the risk of falling in individuals with visual impairments, and to compare performance-based and theoretical limits of stability in subjects with various risks of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Visual Impairments, Risk, Accidents
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Cortés-Amador, Sara; Carrasco, Juan J.; Sempere-Rubio, Núria; Igual-Camacho, Celedonia; Villaplana-Torres, Luis A.; Pérez-Alenda, Sofía – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Background: Balance alterations are one of the main problems in people with intellectual disabilities (ID), increasing their risk of falls and impacting their life. Aims: To describe a vestibular rehabilitation programme (VRP) and evaluate its effects on the ability to maintain balance and risk of suffering a fall. Methods: Forty-seven adults with…
Descriptors: Physical Therapy, Adults, Intellectual Disability, Prevention
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Hill, Anne-Marie; Hoffmann, Tammy; Beer, Christopher; McPhail, Steven; Hill, Keith D.; Oliver, David; Brauer, Sandra G.; Haines, Terry P. – Gerontologist, 2011
Purpose: The aim of this study was to examine whether older people are prepared to engage in appropriate falls prevention strategies after discharge from hospital. Design and Methods: We used a semi-structured interview to survey older patients about to be discharged from hospital and examined their knowledge regarding falls prevention strategies…
Descriptors: Evidence, Hospitals, Knowledge Level, Risk
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Perkins, Rebekah; Dassel, Kara; Felsted, Katarina Friberg; Towsley, Gail; Edelman, Linda – Educational Gerontology, 2020
Yoga has been found to provide numerous health benefits to older adults including preventing or slowing physical frailty and subsequent functional limitations. The purpose of this study was to examine pre-frail or frail older adults' beliefs about yoga as well as to identify barriers to participation. We recruited 37 older adults from a Faint,…
Descriptors: Barriers, Older Adults, Physical Activities, Physical Mobility
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