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Volume 21 Supplement 2

Aging Safely: Prevent Falls and Violence in Older People

Research

Évora, Portugal04-05 February 2020

Edited by Jose Ferreira Ferreira-Alves

  1. Falls in older adults are considered a major public health problem. Declines in cognitive and physical functions, as measured by parameters including reaction time, mobility, and dual-task performance, have be...

    Authors: Hugo Rosado, Jorge Bravo, Armando Raimundo, Joana Carvalho, José Marmeleira and Catarina Pereira
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21(Suppl 2):408

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2024 24:1554

  2. Fall risk assessment in older people is of major importance for providing adequate preventive measures. Current predictive models are mainly focused on intrinsic risk factors and do not adjust for contextual e...

    Authors: Jorge Bravo, Hugo Rosado, Pablo Tomas-Carus, Cristina Carrasco, Nuno Batalha, Hugo Folgado and Catarina Pereira
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21(Suppl 2):808
  3. Falls and violence against older people might represent a joint public health problem, as both may result in injury, fear, social isolation, sedentary behavior and dependence or even death. The ESACA project “...

    Authors: Catarina Pereira, Jorge Bravo, Gorete Reis and Felismina Mendes
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21(Suppl 2):861
  4. Fall risk assessment and determination of older adults’ individual risk profiles are crucial elements in fall prevention. As such, it is essential to establish cutoffs and reference values for high and low ris...

    Authors: Catarina Pereira, Guida Veiga, Gabriela Almeida, Ana Rita Matias, Ana Cruz-Ferreira, Felismina Mendes and Jorge Bravo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21(Suppl 2):977
  5. Multimodal forms of exercise can influence several physical and mental factors important for successful aging. In the present study, we introduce a new type of multimodal intervention, combining movement (crea...

    Authors: Paulo Coelho, José Marmeleira, Ana Cruz-Ferreira, Luís Laranjo, Catarina Pereira and Jorge Bravo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 21(Suppl 2):2334
  6. Mental disorders are highly prevalent in older people, being depression a predominant disorder. Evidence points to a possible relationship between depression and violence against older people. Nonetheless, the...

    Authors: Felismina Mendes, Joana Pereira, Otília Zangão, Catarina Pereira and Jorge Bravo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 21(Suppl 2):2335
  7. Falls are associated with cognitive and physical function deterioration. Attention decline, inaccurate affordance perception, and balance impairment are considered to be risk factors for falls. Furthermore, fe...

    Authors: Hugo Rosado, Jorge Bravo, Armando Raimundo, Joana Carvalho, Gabriela Almeida and Catarina Pereira
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 21(Suppl 2):2336

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2024 24:1554

  8. Malnutrition is an underestimated geriatric problem, with a high prevalence in institutionalized older adults. The identification of risk factors for malnutrition in elderly individuals must be a priority for ...

    Authors: Cristina Carrasco, Gorete Reis, Margarida Sim-Sim, Jose A. Parraca, Orlando Fernandes and Pablo Tomas-Carus
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 21(Suppl 2):2337

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