Fall prevention for people with learning disabilities: key points and recommendations for practitioners and researchers

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to provide a narrative review of what is currently known about the high rates of falls, and fall injuries, which are experienced by people with learning disabilities (LDs) throughout their lives. People with LDs experience similar rates of falls as older adults in the wider population, but throughout their lives, or at an earlier age. Key points and recommendations are summarised for practitioners and researchers to promote fall prevention strategies and interventions for people with LDs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-99
Number of pages9
JournalTizard Learning Disability Review
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2018

Keywords

  • health promotion
  • fall prevention
  • epilepsy
  • fall risk assessment
  • fractures
  • injury prevention

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