Falls Prevention

Low bone mineral density among adults with disabilities in Taiwan: A cross-sectional descriptive study

Po-Han Chen, M.D., Chu-Yeh Chen, M.S., Yu-Chen Lin, M.S., R.N., Mei-Yen Chen, Ph.D., R.N. Disability and Health Journal, October 2015 Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 635–641 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.03.010 Highlights •A population-based study with 572 community adults of disabilities. •A high prevalence of low bone mineral density among adults with disabilities. •Few participants possessed awareness of bone health and received early treatment. […]

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Improving health for elderly people: an international health promotion and disease prevention agenda

Besdine RW, Wetle TF. Aging Clin Exp Res. 2010 Jun;22(3):219-30. SOURCE:   The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA. Richard_Besdine@Brown.EDU Across the world, there are substantial but missed opportunities for promoting health of older persons and extending the healthy life span. Current approaches to health care rely on late detection and […]

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Health promotion, prevention, and rehabilitation in the elderly

Mau W, Reuter S. Dtsch Med Wochenschr. 2011 Oct;136(43):2199-204. doi: 10.1055/s-0031-1292033. Epub 2011 Oct 18.  [Article in German] SOURCE:  Institut für Rehabilitationsmedizin, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg. wilfried.mau@medizin.uni-halle.de Considering the increasing disability with higher age and the demographic changes health promotion, prevention and rehabilitation are of high relevance for the maintenance and restoration of activity and participation of […]

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Empowering older adults to manage chronic conditions and reduce their risk for falls

Wood JK. Minn Med. 2013 Jan;96(1):47-8. SOURCE:  Aging and Adult Services Division, Minnesota Department of Human Services, USA. Chronic diseases and falls are among the major causes of death and disability among people age 65 and older. Often, they can be managed or, in the case of falls, prevented. Studies have shown that programs that […]

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Injury prevention for children with disabilities.

Little injury data exists for children who have disabilities. There is an urgent need to address injury prevention and to improve safety standards for this group. Understanding the epidemiology of injuries will allow clinicians to accurately advise patients and their families on individual risks and counsel them in steps to take to reduce those risks. […]

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