Project

Adapted riskdetecion and -prevention of falls in specific subpopulations in the ageing society: dementatia and diabetes

Duration
01 January 2008 → 31 October 2013
Funding
Ghent University funding
Research disciplines
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Endocrinology and metabolic diseases
    • Gerontology and geriatrics
    • Orthopaedics
    • Endocrinology and metabolic diseases
    • Gerontology and geriatrics
    • Orthopaedics
    • Human movement and sports sciences
    • Nursing
    • Rehabilitation sciences
    • Endocrinology and metabolic diseases
    • Gerontology and geriatrics
    • Orthopaedics
Keywords
elderly dementia falls diabetes risk detection/prevention
 
Project description

1) Determination of incidence and detection of riskfactors for falling in elderly a) with dementia in respective stages of disease and types, b) with diabetes in different stages of disease and differentiated treatment 2) Assessment of applicability of instruments and scales in view of developing an accurate fallrisk profile for respective groups 3) Constructing and testing of fallrisk-prevantative measures for given subpopulations.