TITLE

Falls prevention: Investigating best practice for community occupational therapists

AUTHOR(S)
Tzingounakis, Anna
PUB. DATE
May 2012
SOURCE
Occupational Therapy Now;May/Jun2012, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers suggestions for community occupational therapists on practices for preventing falls in older people. It recommends a holistic approach in occupational therapy falls prevention interventions which include an analysis of personal, occupation, and environmental factors . Also presented is a table which includes various assessment tools for falls prevention and their clinical utility.
ACCESSION #
74756689

 

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