Journal article

New horizons in falls prevention and management for older adults: a global initiative.

Manuel Montero-Odasso, Nathalie van der Velde, Neil B Alexander, Clemens Becker, Hubert Blain, Richard Camicioli, Jacqueline Close, Leilei Duan, Gustavo Duque, David A Ganz, Fernando Gómez, Jeffrey M Hausdorff, David B Hogan, Jose R Jauregui, Rose Anne Kenny, Lewis A Lipsitz, Pip A Logan, Stephen R Lord, Louise Mallet, David R Marsh Show all

Age Ageing | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: falls and fall-related injuries are common in older adults, have negative effects both on quality of life and functional independence and are associated with increased morbidity, mortality and health care costs. Current clinical approaches and advice from falls guidelines vary substantially between countries and settings, warranting a standardised approach. At the first World Congress on Falls and Postural Instability in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in December 2019, a worldwide task force of experts in falls in older adults, committed to achieving a global consensus on updating clinical practice guidelines for falls prevention and management by incorporating current and emerging evid..

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