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Analyzing the problem of falls among older people

Authors Dionyssiotis Y

Received 5 April 2012

Accepted for publication 8 June 2012

Published 28 September 2012 Volume 2012:5 Pages 805—813

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/IJGM.S32651

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Yannis Dionyssiotis

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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