Enhancing our understanding of falls risk - perceptions from the older person

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Fall related injuries in older people constitute a significant public health issue in Australia and internationally. Falling represents the leading cause of unintentional injury in this population (Gelbard et al., 2014). Approximately one third of older adults fall each year (Lord, Delbaere, Tiedeman, Smith & Sturnieks, 2011). The complexity of managing fall risk in the diverse populations found within Australia, coupled with an ageing population and finite resources, drives the need to better understand factors that can influence falling from the perspective of the older person.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 14 Nov 2017
Event13th Australasian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference: AIPN 2017 - Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre, Ballarat, Australia
Duration: 13 Nov 201715 Nov 2017
http://event.icebergevents.com.au/injuryprevention2017 (Conference website)
http://event.icebergevents.com.au/uploads/contentFiles/files/2017-AIPN/2017_Abstract%20Book_v2.pdf (Conference abstract book)


Conference13th Australasian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference
Abbreviated titleTake Action
OtherThe Australian Injury Prevention Network (AIPN), Australian Collaboration for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP) and Federation University Australia, are pleased to invite you to the premier injury prevention conference for Australia and the Asia Pacific, the 13th Australasian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference, to be held at The Mercure Hotel and Convention Centre, Ballarat, Victoria, 13 – 15 November 2017.
With a theme of “Take Action”, the Conference will be a multi-disciplinary event featuring representatives from all facets of injury prevention including research, teaching, practice and policy. Themes will be varied and cover topics such as child and family safety, road and transport safety, falls and ageing, water safety (including drowning), burns prevention, injury in a global perspective, rural and remote injury prevention, sports injury prevention and treatment, workplace safety, injury amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and more.
The Conference is expected to attract over 200 delegates from around Australia and the Asia Pacific, including health professionals, researchers, local, state and Australian government officers, students, professionals and practitioners. Delegates will have the opportunity to share knowledge, form or extend networks and explore local attractions.
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