research-article | 31-July-2018
likely that impaired strength and balance (Lamoureux et al. 2004; Chen et al. 2011), sedentary lifestyle (Loprin zi et al. 2014) and exercise avoidance (Clemson et al. 2008) contribute to risk. With an ever-increasing population of older people with vision impairment (Taylor et al. 2005), the need for effective fall prevention strategies has never been so crucial.
The 2012 Cochrane Review on interventions for preventing falls in community-dwelling older people (Gillespie et al. 2012) concluded that
International Journal of Orientation & Mobility, Volume 9 , ISSUE 1, 1–9
Article | 05-June-2013
review for the state-of-the-art trends and technologies of fall detection and prevention systems assisting the elderly people and their caregivers. Furthermore, this paper discusses the main challenges, facing elderly fall prevention, along with suggestions for future research directions.
Frédérique C. Pivot,
International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 6 , ISSUE 3, 1230–1266
Article | 16-April-2018
Older people with vision impairment are at an increased risk of falls. Though exercise-based intervention can reduce falls in the general population, this strategy has not been successful among people with vision impairment. We evaluated the feasibility and acceptability of the LiFE program, a home-based fall prevention program, for people aged over 50 with vision impairment (n=16). The program was successfully delivered by orientation and mobility instructors to clients of Guide Dogs NSW/ACT
Lisa Keay, Ph.D., MPH,
Freya Saich, B.Health,
Lindy Clemson, Ph.D.,
Lisa Middlemiss, B.PhysEd/Health Ed., M.Spec.Ed.,
Jacqueline Johnson, B.A., GradDip.Ed., M.Spec.Ed.,
Haley Tumanik, M.Spec.Ed.,
Jessica Taylor, B.Sc., M.Spec.Ed.,
Joanne Munro, B.AppSc (Physio), M.Hlth Sci (Edu),
Ewa Borkowski, M.Spec.Ed.,
Frances Tinsley, DipOT, DipBusiness, M.Sc.
International Journal of Orientation & Mobility, Volume 7 , ISSUE 1, 22–33