Search for dissertations about: "Falls prevention"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 51 swedish dissertations containing the words Falls prevention.

  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. Falls and fall prevention in community-dwelling older adults

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Susanna Tuvemo Johnson; Uppsala universitet.; [2018]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; older adults; falls; fall prevention; exercise; ICF; motivational interviewing; Physiotherapy; Sjukgymnastik fysioterapi;

    Abstract : Falls are the primary cause of injuries among older adults, and accidents that result from falls can lead to personal suffering and extensive societal burdens. The overall aims of this thesis were to explore and describe falls and fall prevention strategies in community-dwelling older adults and to evaluate a fall prevention home exercise program, the Otago Exercise Program (OEP), with or without motivational interviewing (MI). READ MORE

  3. 3. The Healthy Ageing Initiative Prevention of falls and fractures

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå universitet

    Author : Jonas Johansson; Umeå universitet.; Umeå universitet.; [2018]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; prospective falls; cohort study; fall risk; gait variability; postural stability; physical activity; bone properties; objective measurements; older individuals;

    Abstract : The world is currently experiencing a dramatic increase in the number of older individuals, an amount that is expected to double between 2015 and 2050. This increase will likely affect the prevalence of age-related functional impairments, such as those caused by fractures. READ MORE

  4. 4. 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

  5. 5. Experiences and outcomes of systematic preventive work to reduce malnutrition, falls and pressure ulcers in nursing home residents

    University dissertation from Jönköping : Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare

    Author : Christina Lannering; Högskolan i Jönköping.; [2018]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Nursing homes; prevention; malnutrition; falls; pressure ulcers; patient safety; assessments; quality registers; quality of care;

    Abstract : Background: Older people living in nursing homes are at a high risk of becoming malnourished, falling and developing pressure ulcers. In Sweden the national quality registry Senior Alert was developed to support prevention in these areas. READ MORE