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; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [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 : Falls and fractures in older people are a common and increasing health problem which causes physical, social and psychological problems for the individual and is costly to society. The aims of this thesis were to investigate accidental falls of patients aged 65 - 74 who attended an orthopedic emergency ward, to investigate reliability of the modified figure of eight (MFE) and compare it with other balance performance tests, to investigate whether patients with a distal forearm fracture exhibited risk factors for new falls and fractures, and to follow physical performance and evaluate health-related quality of life in women after a distal forearm fracture. 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