Search for dissertations about: "Fall risk awareness"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 12 swedish dissertations containing the words Fall risk awareness.

  1. 1. Falls in older community-dwelling women and men risk factors and safety strategies. Fall risk awareness, fear of falling, and preferred exercise properties from a gender perspective

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå Universitet

    Author : Petra Pohl; Umeå universitet.; [2015]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Older people; Community-dwelling; Falls; Fall-related injuries; Fear of falling; ICF; Gender; Exercise preferences; Fall risk awareness; Falls prevention; Safety precautions; Qualitative research;

    Abstract : Background Falls are the leading cause for non-fatal injuries in older community-dwelling people. Compared to men, women fall more often, experience more fall-related injuries, and report fear of falling (FoF) more often. Falls may be prevented with specific exercises, but adherence is often low in long-term. READ MORE

  2. 2. When water becomes a threat Risk assessment and risk management plans for floods and drinking water in Swedish practice

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Viveca Norén; Uppsala universitet.; [2016]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Flood; Drinking water supply; Risk management; Risk assessment; Flood risk management plan FRMP ; Integrated flood management IFM ; Tools and methods; Practice compared to theory; Sweden; Municipalities; Interview study; Document study; Geovetenskap med inriktning mot miljöanalys; Earth Science with specialization in Environmental Analysis;

    Abstract : Water is an essential but vulnerable resource. A shortage of good quality drinking water is a threat to human health and society as a whole. Abundance of water in the form of floods can also be a serious threat which can have consequences for the drinking water supply. To reduce these risks there is a need for systematic risk reduction. READ MORE

  3. 3. Falls, fractures and function. Focus on women with a distal forearm fracture

    University dissertation from Department of Physical Therapy, Lund University Hospital

    Author : Eva Nordell; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; [2003]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Physical medicine; elderly; falls; Distal forearm fracture; fractures; health-related quality of life; risk factors; physical performance; rehabilitation; Rehabilitering medicinsk och social ; kinesitherapy; revalidation;

    Abstract : Popular Abstract in Swedish Fall och frakturer hos äldre är ett vanligt förekommande och ökande hälsoproblem, som orsakar fysiska, sociala och psykologiska problem hos den enskilde och är kostsamt för samhället. Syftet med avhandlingen är att undersöka fallolyckor bland de patienter i åldern 65-74 år som kommit till ortopedklinikens akutmottagning, att undersöka reliabiliteten beträffande gångtest i den modifierade balansåttan (MFE), och att jämföra den med andra balanstest, att undersöka om patienter som ådragit sig en distal underarmsfraktur uppvisar riskfaktorer för nya fall och frakturer och att följa fysisk funktion och utvärdera hälsorelaterad livskvalitet hos kvinnor med en distal underarmsfraktur. READ MORE

  4. 4. Falls, fear of falling and falls self : Efficacy among adults with multiple sclerosis

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Karolinska Institutet, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society

    Author : Elizabeth Peterson; Karolinska Institutet.; Karolinska Institutet.; [2009]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Occupational therapy; multiple sclerosis; falls; fear of falling; falls self-efficacy; injury prevention;

    Abstract : Although falls are a major cause of morbidity and mortality among older adults and increasingly recognized as threat to the wellbeing of people living with chronic neurological conditions, fall prevention research involving people with multiple sclerosis (MS) is just emerging. The overall aim of this thesis was to generate new knowledge about fear of falling (FoF), fall-related injuries, and falls self-efficacy among middle aged and older adults with MS to inform development of occupational therapy interventions. READ MORE

  5. 5. Asthma Respiratory Symptoms, Atopy and Bronchial Hyperresponsiveness in Young Adults in Estonia and Sweden

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Rain Jõgi; Uppsala universitet.; [2001]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Medical sciences; Asthma; atopic sensitisation; prevalence; epidemiology; ECRHS; MEDICIN OCH VÅRD; MEDICINE; MEDICIN; Medicine; medicin;

    Abstract : Morbidity of asthma has increased over the world. The reasons for this increase have remained unclear. Studies in children have reported considerable East-West difference in the prevalence of atopy and respiratory allergies. READ MORE