Fear of falling

According to the CDC, one in every three adults 65 years or older will fall this year.

Elderly woman on wheelchair in nursing home with helpful doctor at her side and young nurse making the bed

1. Ribeiro, Oscar & Santos, Angela R. (May 22, 2014) Psychological Correlates of Fear of Falling in the Elderly. Educational Gerontology, Vol. 41, 2015- Issue 1, Pages 69-78.

2. Falls Among Older Adults—Risk Factors and Prevention Strategies

Judy A. Stevens, Ph.D. National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC, Atlanta, GA

Tchounwou, Paul B. Academic Editor. (April 27, 2017) Prospective Study on the Impact of Fear of Falling on Functional Decline among Community Dwelling Elderly Women. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14(5), 469.

3. Legters, Kristine (March 1, 2002). Fear of Falling, Physical Therapy, Volume 82, Issue 3, Pages 264–272.