Search for dissertations about: "Fall-risk assessments"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 7 swedish dissertations containing the words Fall-risk assessments.

  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. Getting up when falling down reducing fall risk factors after stroke through an exercise program

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå university

    Author : Eva Holmgren; Umeå universitet.; [2010]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; ADL; Balance; Depression; Exercise; Falls; Falls-efficacy; Gait; Health-related Quality of Life; Lifestyle Activities; Physiotherapy; Prevention; Rehabilitation; Stroke; Variability.; MEDICINE; MEDICIN; sjukgymnastik; Physiotherapy;

    Abstract : The purpose of this thesis was to identify fall risk individuals (+55) after stroke by validating a fall risk index and in post-stroke individuals with high risk of falls evaluate the impact of an intervention program on fall risk factors.A previously developed fall risk index was validated, modified and re-validated. READ MORE

  3. 3. Assessment of balance control in relation to fall risk among older people

    University dissertation from Umeå : Samhällsmedicin och rehabilitering

    Author : Ellinor Nordin; Umeå universitet.; [2008]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; older people; falls; interactive gait; TUG; GUG; balance confidence; likelihood ratio; validity; reliability; risk factors; assessment; balance; gait; mobility; physical function; dual-task costs; step width; INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS Caring sciences Physiotherapy; TVÄRVETENSKAPLIGA FORSKNINGSOMRÅDEN Vårdvetenskap Sjukgymnastik fysioterapi;

    Abstract : Falls and their consequences among older people are a serious medical and public health problem. Identifying individuals at risk of falling is therefore a major concern. READ MORE

  4. 4. Older people´s safety and security in community care for the elderly : Focusing on fall risk and fall

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

    Author : Edit Fonad; Karolinska Institutet.; Karolinska Institutet.; [2008]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Older people; Falls; Fall-risk assessments; Drugs; Physical Restraints; Safety; Registered Nurses; Enrolled Nurses; Qualitative and Quantitative approach.;

    Abstract : Background: In Sweden the majority of very old people are healthy, and able to live in their own homes and manage without any assistance from their local authorities. However, many of them suffer from impaired cognitive and physical function, a decline in activity and poorer health, leading to a dependency on others in daily life. READ MORE

  5. 5. Geriatric Aspects of Frail Nursing Home Residents A Swedish cohort study

    University dissertation from Linköping : Linköping University Electronic Press

    Author : Björn Westerlind; Linköpings universitet.; Linköpings universitet.; [2019]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES;

    Abstract : Background: The number and proportion of older people are increasing in Sweden as well as throughout the western world. Older people with increasing assistance needs that can no longer be met in their own home need institutional long-term care in nursing homes. READ MORE