Falls requiring emergency treatment for middle-aged adults: the determinants, the injury circumstances, and the outcomes of falls

Li, Hon Yee Emily (2016) Falls requiring emergency treatment for middle-aged adults: the determinants, the injury circumstances, and the outcomes of falls. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

This thesis examined the characteristics of falls leading to emergency department visits among middle-aged adults in Queensland. The study improved the understanding of the determinants, circumstances, and consequences of falls among middle-aged adults. It provided evidence to justify the need to target this age group for fall prevention, and has significant implications for developing evidence-based intervention policies and programs that aim to reduce the future burden of falls in this population in later life.

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ID Code: 98896
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Clark, Michele, Vallmuur, Kirsten, & Heesch, Kristiann
Keywords: Falls, Injury, Middle-aged adults, Emergency department, Risk factors, Physical activity, Risk perception
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 10 Oct 2016 01:07
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2016 23:19

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