Malnutrition is associated with risk of falls: importance of nutritional guidance in novel fall prevention technologies

Milla Immonen, Heidi Similä, Heidi Enwald, Niina Keränen, Jaakko Tornberg, Maarit Kangas, Marjukka Nurkkala, Timo Jämsä, Raija Korpelainen

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Abstract

Falls are a major societal problem and emerging technologies provide solutions for preventing falls. Reasons for falls are multifactorial and ICT-based interventions take various risk factors into account. In this population study people over 65 years with malnutrition according to MNA were 71% more likely to have fallen during the preceding three months period.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society - Milan, Italy
Duration: 25 Aug 201529 Aug 2015
Conference number: 37

Conference

Conference37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Abbreviated titleEMBS
CountryItaly
CityMilan
Period25/08/1529/08/15

Keywords

  • falls
  • nutrition
  • older adults
  • intervention
  • prevention

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