The Impact of Positive Affect on Falls and Fear of Falling in the Older Adult Population.
Item Type:Published Abstract
Citation:O Halloran, A.M., Kallimanis, B.L., Kenny, R.A., The Impact of Positive Affect on Falls and Fear of Falling in the Older Adult Population., Age and Ageing, British Geriatric Society (BGS), Annual Meeting, Harrogate, UK, November 28-30, 2012, Stott, DJ, 42, S2, Oxford Journals, 2013, ii20-
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Falling can have detrimental impacts both physically and psychologically on older people. Recent falls prevention guidelines from the American and British Geriatric Societies tend to minimise the psychological factors which contribute to falls risk. Previous studies have linked high positive affect to a reduced risk of stroke, myocar- dial infarction, mobility, disability, frailty and mortality. This study examined the impact of positive affect on falls and fear of falling.
Author: O'HALLORAN, AISLING
Other Titles:Age and Ageing
British Geriatric Society (BGS), Annual Meeting
Type of material:Published Abstract
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