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Falling in Old Age : Prevention and Management.

Author: Rein Tideiksaar
Publisher: New York : Springer Pub. Co., 1996.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Falling is one of the most common causes of disability in later life and is also one of the most preventable. This book provides an enormous body of fall-related research that has been organized by the author into easy, digestible information for geriatric health professionals. Extensively updated and revised for its second edition, the book has direct clinical applications and strategies for preventing and managing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rein Tideiksaar
ISBN: 9780826152930 0826152937
OCLC Number: 437109933
Description: 1 online resource (409 pages)
Contents: Contents; Preface; 1 An Overview of the Problem; 2 Complications of Falling; 3 Causes of Falling; 4 Fall and Injury Risk; 5 Medical Strategies to Reduce Fall Risk; 6 Psychosocial Strategies to Reduce Fall Risk; 7 Rehabilitative Strategies to Reduce Fall Risk; 8 Environmental Strategies to Reduce Fall Risk; 9 Mechanical Restraints; References; Index.

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Falling is one of the most common causes of disability in later life and is also one of the most preventable. This book provides an enormous body of fall-related research that has been organized by the author into easy, digestible information for geriatric health professionals. Extensively updated and revised for its second edition, the book has direct clinical applications and strategies for preventing and managing falls. It also contains new information on the physical, psychological, and social complications of falling. For physicians, nurses, administrators, and staff in long-term and othe.

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