Preventing future falls in older people presenting to the Emergency Department following a fall
The project evaluated the effectiveness of a targeted multi-factor intervention in improving health and well being of older people who present to an Emergency Department (ED) following a fall. It also identified those within this high-risk population most likely to benefit from the intervention program.
Falls and disturbed sleep patterns in older people: a pilot study
This project investigated the frequency of specific sleep difficulties (e.g. sleep apnoea, periodic leg movements) in people aged 70 and over who had previously fallen.
A pragmatic trial of the implementation of a balance screening and home exercise program through existing community health services
This project investigated whether the provision of a home exercise program for people with mild balance dysfunction implemented in a DVA funded project can be implemented with similar level of success through existing community health settings.
Falls prevention after stroke survivors return home
This multi-centre study evaluated the effectiveness of a targeted falls intervention program in reducing falls following stroke. It has been shown that individuals who have suffered stroke have a higher rate of falls than in the general population.