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Tuvemo Johnson, Susanna
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Tuvemo Johnson, S., Martin, C., Anens, E., Johansson, A.-C. & Hellström, K. (2018). Older adults' opinions on fall prevention in relation to physical activity level. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 37(1), 58-78
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2018 (English)In: Journal of Applied Gerontology, ISSN 0733-4648, E-ISSN 1552-4523, Vol. 37, no 1, p. 58-78Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to explore and describe older adults' opinions regarding actions to prevent falls and to analyze differences in the opinions of highly versus less physically active older adults. An open-ended question was answered by 262 individuals aged 75 to 98 years living in the community. The answers were analyzed using qualitative content analysis, and differences in the categories were compared between highly and less physically active persons. Physical activity was measured according to a five-level scale. The content analysis resulted in eight categories: assistive devices, avoiding hazards, behavioral adaptive strategies, being physically active, healthy lifestyle, indoor modifications, outdoor modifications, and seeking assistance. Behavioral adaptive strategies were mentioned to a greater extent by highly active people, and indoor modifications were more often mentioned by less active older adults. Support for active self-directed behavioral strategies might be important for fall prevention among less physically active older adults.

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urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-278203 (URN)10.1177/0733464815624776 (DOI)000417697100005 ()26769824 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2016-02-24 Created: 2016-02-24 Last updated: 2018-02-07Bibliographically approved
Arkkukangas, M., Tuvemo Johnson, S., Hellström, K., Söderlund, A., Eriksson, S. & Johansson, A.-C. (2015). A feasibility study of a randomised controlled trial comparing fall prevention using exercise with or without the support of motivational interviewing. Preventive Medicine Reports, 2, 134-140
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2015 (English)In: Preventive Medicine Reports, ISSN 0350-1159, E-ISSN 2211-3355, Vol. 2, p. 134-140Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Health Sciences
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urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-278198 (URN)10.1016/j.pmedr.2015.01.007 (DOI)
Available from: 2016-02-24 Created: 2016-02-24 Last updated: 2018-02-21Bibliographically approved
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