Journal article

"Better for others than for me": A belief that should shape our efforts to promote participation in falls prevention strategies

Terry P Haines, Lesley Day, Keith D Hill, Lindy Clemson, Caroline Finch

Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2014


Falls are a common occurrence amongst older adults yet participation in prevention strategies is often poor. Although older adults may perceive a strategy works in general, they may not participate because they feel it will not benefit them personally. We aimed to describe how frequently and why older adults identify falls prevention strategies as being "better for others than for me". A cross-sectional survey with n=394 community-dwelling older adults in Victoria, Australia was undertaken. Participants were provided with detailed descriptions of four evidence-based falls prevention strategies and for each were asked whether they felt that the strategy would be effective in preventing falls ..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) (Australia)

Awarded by Victorian Department of Health

Awarded by NHMRC (Australia)

Funding Acknowledgements

This project was funded by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) (Australia) Partnership Projects grant (ID 546282) in partnership with the Victorian Department of Health. TH supported by a Career Development Fellowship (606732) from the NHMRC (Australia). CFF was supported by an NHMRC (Australia) Principal Research Fellowship (ID: 565900). The funding body had no role in the conduct, analysis or writing of this research.