What type of environmental assessment and modification prevents falls in community dwelling older people?

Pighills, Alison, Drummond, Avril, Crossland, Shelley, and Torgerson, David J. (2019) What type of environmental assessment and modification prevents falls in community dwelling older people? BMJ, 364 (8191). l880.

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• Evidence suggests that environmental interventions can prevent falls in older people at high risk of falls, but they have little or no benefit in people at low risk • Offer environmental assessment and modification led by an occupational therapist to people over 65 who have had a fall in the past year, use a mobility aid, need assistance with any activities of daily living, take psychoactive medications, or are concerned about falling • Environmental assessment and modification encompasses a comprehensive, validated functional assessment of the individual in their home environment, a joint problem solving approach, and follow-up as required

Item ID: 57830
Item Type: Article (Editorial)
ISSN: 1756-1833
Keywords: occupational therapy; environmental assessment and modification; falls prevention; older people
Copyright Information: © 2020 BMJ Publishing Group Ltd.
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Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2019 07:41
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences > 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920403 Disability and Functional Capacity @ 30%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920412 Preventive Medicine @ 40%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified @ 30%
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