Search for dissertations about: "Fall-related injuries"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 13 swedish dissertations containing the words Fall-related injuries.

  1. 1. Fall-Related Injuries Amongst Elderly in Sweden Still an Emerging Risk?

    University dissertation from Karlstad : Karlstads universitet

    Author : Finn Nilson; Karlstads universitet.; [2014]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Elderly; Epidemiology; Falls; Injury; Trends; Risk- och Miljöstudier; Risk and Environmental Studies;

    Abstract : In Sweden, injuries due to falls are the most common cause of injury-related hospitalization and injury-related death amongst elderly. Also, during the 20th century, increasing trends in fall-related injuries have been observed in many high-income countries. READ MORE

  2. 2. 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

  3. 3. Falls in older people in geriatric care settings predisposing and precipitating factors

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå Universitet

    Author : Kristina Kallin; Umeå universitet.; [2004]
    Keywords : accidental falls; risk factors; older people; residential facilities; geriatric care; cognition; drug therapy; wounds and injuries; geriatric psychiatry; meteorological factors; geriatrik; Geriatrics;

    Abstract : Falls and their consequences are a major health problem in the older population, increasing their immobility, morbidity and mortality. This thesis focuses on older people living in geriatric care settings, frail older people who are most prone to suffer falls. READ MORE

  4. 4. Hip fractures among old people their prevalence, consequences and complications, and the evaluation of a multi-factorial intervention program designed to prevent falls and injuries and enhance performance of activities of daily living

    University dissertation from Umeå : Samhällsmedicin och rehabilitering

    Author : Michael Stenvall; Umeå universitet.; [2006]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; accidental falls; activities of daily living; aged; geriatric medicine; hip fracture; in-hospital; intervention; physiotherapy; randomised controlled trial; rehabilitation; MEDICINE Dermatology and venerology; clinical genetics; internal medicine Internal medicine Geriatrics and medical gerontology; MEDICIN Dermatologi och venerologi; klinisk genetik; invärtesmedicin Invärtesmedicin Geriatrik och medicinsk gerontologi;

    Abstract : The number of old people is growing and will increase future demands on healthcare services for old people. Hip fracture is one of the diagnoses that increases with age and it has become a major problem, both for those suffering a fracture and for society due to the large numbers involved, the morbidity with complications such as falls, functional decline, and the high mortality rate among those affected. READ MORE

  5. 5. Falls in wheelchair users with spinal cord injury : incidence, risks and concerns

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

    Author : Emelie Butler Forslund; Karolinska Institutet.; Karolinska Institutet.; [2017]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES;

    Abstract : Background: Knowledge about falls and related injuries in persons with spinal cord injuries (SCI) is limited, especially concerning wheelchair users. Further research is required in order to develop future prevention programs, as falls seem to be common and may have serious consequences for persons with SCI. READ MORE