Chapter 44. Chapter 44. Prevention of Falls

  1. ASBMR
  1. Heike A. Bischoff-Ferrari

Published Online: 23 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470623992.ch44

Primer on the Metabolic Bone Diseases and Disorders of Mineral Metabolism

Primer on the Metabolic Bone Diseases and Disorders of Mineral Metabolism

How to Cite

ASBMR (2008) Chapter 44. Prevention of Falls, in Primer on the Metabolic Bone Diseases and Disorders of Mineral Metabolism, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470623992.ch44

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 18 NOV 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780977888214

Online ISBN: 9780470623992

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Keywords:

  • falls;
  • vitamin D;
  • meta-analyses;
  • fear of falling;
  • fractures;
  • risk factors;
  • muscle weakness;
  • exercise;
  • multifactorial interventions;
  • elderly;
  • public health;
  • economics

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Epidemiology and Cost of Falls

  • Fall Definition and Assessment

  • Fall Mechanics and Risk of Fracture

  • Risk Factors for Falls

  • Fall Prevention Strategies

  • Fall Prevention Strategies with Evidence for Fracture Reduction with Evidence for Fracture Reduction

  • Conclusions