Understanding recurrent falls and tailoring intervention for prevention

Summary

Understanding recurrent falls and tailoring intervention for prevention

Supervisor(s)

Professor Colleen Canning, Dr Natalie Allen, Dr Serene Paul

Research Location

Clinical and Rehabilitation Sciences Research Group

Program Type

Masters/PHD

Synopsis

Approximately 50% of people with Parkinson’s disease will fall in any given year, and 70% of these people will fall repeatedly.  A small number of individuals fall on a weekly or daily basis.  This project will explore risk factors for recurrent falls in people with PD, as well as the impact of recurrent falls with the aim of developing and testing interventions specifically designed to reduce falls in frequent fallers

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Keywords

Parkinson’s Disease, Falls, mobility, exercise

Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 1605

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