Prevención de las caídas basada en la evidencia en Europa

Translated title of the contribution: Evidence-based prevention of falls across Europe

ProFaNE Group

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ProFaNE (Prevention of Falls Network Europe) is a thematic network funded by the European Commission. This network brings together scientists, clinicians and other health professionals from across Europe to focus on four main topics (taxonomy and co-ordination of trials, clinical assessment and management of falls, assessment of balance function, and psychological aspects of falls). There are 24 members across Europe as well as Network Associates who contribute expertise at workshops and meetings. ProFaNE, a 4-year project which started in January 2003, aims to improve and standardise Healthcare processes by introducing and promoting good practice throughout Europe. ProFaNE has its own website ( and undertakes workshops to bring together experts and observers involved in specific topics to exchange knowledge, expertise and resources on interventions to reduce falls. The present article discusses ProFaNE's achievements to date and the work in progress to achieve good clinical practice and research into the prevention of falls across Europe.

Translated title of the contributionEvidence-based prevention of falls across Europe
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)64-69
Number of pages6
JournalRevista Espanola de Geriatria y Gerontologia
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2005


  • assessment
  • fall-related injuries
  • falls
  • interdisciplinary interventions
  • taxonomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Ageing
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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