Analyzing the problem of falls among older people
Physical and Social Rehabilitation Center, Amyntaio, Florina, Greece
Abstract: Falls are a serious problem facing the elderly. The prevention of falls that contribute to disability, mainly in elderly people, is an important issue. Ensuring the greatest possible functionality for elderly people is an important element in the prevention of disability. This paper analyzes the importance of falls, risk factors for falls, and interventions to prevent falls. Recent publications as well as research regarding the prevention and rehabilitation for falls are reviewed.
Keywords: falls, elderly, rehabilitation, risk factors
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