Fear of falling and older adult peer production of audio-visual discussion material

Bailey, Cathy, King, Karen, Dromey, Ben and Wynne, Ciaran (2010) Fear of falling and older adult peer production of audio-visual discussion material. Educational Gerontology, 36 (9). pp. 781-797. ISSN 0360-1277

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03601277.2010.485024


A growing body of work suggests that negative stereotypes of, and associations between, falling, fear of falling, and ageing, may mean that older adults reject falls information and advice. Against a widely accepted backdrop of demographic ageing in Europe and that alleviating the impacts of falls and fear of falling are pressing health care matters, this is a critical issue. This paper describes a recent peer learning and sharing strategy that set out to iteratively produce a series of short audio visual discussion programs on falling and fear of falling. Key outcomes included older adults appreciating peer group sharing as an acceptable way of opening up the silence surrounding falls incidences, enjoying participating in a problem solving strategy, and emphasizing that falls prevention is not just their responsibility. Outcomes suggest that peer learning and sharing are valuable falls and fear of falling support strategies.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: older people, well-being, falls prevention
Subjects: B700 Nursing
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2010 12:29
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 14:40
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1095

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