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Falls on the stairs - a problem for older people

Optometry Today

Author: Howarth, P. A., Hill, L. D., Haslam, R. A., Brooke-Wavell, K.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 2000


In this article the risk factors associated with falls are discussed along with other research findings from a Loughborough University study which underpin the government campaign to raise awareness of the problem faced by older people falling in the home. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 157 older people to investigate the problem of falls on steps and stairs in the home. Objective evaluations were performed on the stair environment.

Further Details

Pages: 26-27
Volume: 40
Issue: 13, 20th June
Accession Number: 22.8.03
Keywords: United Kingdom, older, stair, lighting, vision, safety improvement
Reads: 291