Geriatrics: Fear of Falling in Older Adults: Evidence-based Strategies for Examination and Intervention Management

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Course Type: Online | PT 2009

Author(s): Dennis Klima, PT, MS, GCS, NCS

Price: : $28 Member | $45 Nonmember (subject to change)

CEU: 0.15 CEUs (1.5 contact hours)

Description: The speaker will provide a thorough review of current evidence-based examination and intervention strategies for older adults with fear of falling disorder. Attention will be given to pertinent demographic and cultural perspectives of the disorder throughout the patient management model continuum. The session will review current instruments used to screen, identify, and measure deficits in balance confidence among older adults, along with applicable psychometric strengths and weaknesses of each tool. Relevant factors associated with fear of falling will be described, including gender differences, assistive device use, and comorbidities such as depression and anxiety. A discussion of current management strategies will target best practice interventions aimed at reducing fear of falling in older adults living in a variety of domiciles. Specific interventions include the use of Tai Chi, fall risk education programs, treadmill training, and multidimensional exercise regimens.

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