T034 Ageing with Lifelong Accident Injuries: Evidence Review

Christina Ekegren, Joanna Schwarzman, Mohammed Aburumman

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This review aims to synthesise the peer-reviewed literature on age-related degenerative conditions in older adults with acquired injuries.
Background and purpose: Advances in medical care and improved health behaviours have given rise to an ageing population worldwide. Consistent with this trend, the average age of people with major trauma has also increased, as has their life expectancy, providing an opportunity to improve our understanding of the changes to body structures and functions resulting from injury, ageing or both. Early recognition of age-related degenerative conditions is key to avoiding costly hospital admissions and the frequent outcome of transition to residential care in people who are ageing after an acquired injury. Therefore, the aim of this review was to build the evidence base on the influence of ageing on health and well-being for older adults with acquired injuries.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationVictoria Australia
PublisherMonash University
Commissioning bodyTransport Accident Commission (TAC) (trading as Transport Accident Commission Compensation Payments) (Victoria)
Number of pages98
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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