Who is Falling? - Fall Risk Prediction Among Community Dwelling Elderly. (NOCfao)
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Ages Eligible for Study:
65 Years and older (Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
The study will be undertaken in Aalborg Municipality at different activity-centers and nursing homes in collaboration with care workers, nurses and staff at the activity centers, all employed at the Department of Elderly and Health. Furthermore the project manager arranges briefing meetings with groups of employees in order to provide clarification of the project and encourage support of the recruitment of the study-population. Participants satisfying the inclusion and exclusion criteria is contacted by the project group, to ensure that they fully understand what it takes to participate. Subsequently, an appointment for completion of the baseline data is made.
Manage body transfer independently
Walking ability for at least 10 meters with or without assistive devices
Progressive neurological or rheumatologically illness
Diagnosed vestibular problems
Experienced pain in a substantial degree, limiting or obstructing everyday living
Known uncorrected visual or hearing problems.
Serious difficulties in speaking, understanding or reading Danish.
Cognitive impairment equivalent to Mini Mental State Examination < 23