Innovations in aged care a falls lntervention database: Describing and evaluating falls prevention programs nationally

Belinda Gilsenan, Keith D. Hill, Ngaire Kerse

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FalIs affect one in three people over the age of 65 at least once every year. They can result in death, fracture, other major and minor injuries and a loss of confidence in mobility. One of the responses to this public health concern has been a proliferation of falls prevention programs. A comprehensive national database of community based falls prevention programs has been developed which aims to facilitate the exchange of information concerning falls interventions. Falls prevention programs have been identified and critically appraised by an interdisciplinary team using evaluation guidelines based on published findings and reviewed by a reference group. I t is envisaged that the Falls lntervention Database will be a valuable resource for those planning and developing future falls prevention programs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-173
Number of pages7
JournalAustralasian Journal on Ageing
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1999
Externally publishedYes

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