Date Presented 04/20/21
Most research studying fall experiences and fall prevention program preferences focuses on older adults, overlooking the falls that occur in midlife. This pilot study gathered preliminary data on fall experiences, consequences, and fall prevention preferences of adults in midlife. Almost all participants experienced functional consequences from their fall and had interest in learning about fall prevention, suggesting that fall prevention programs could be beneficial for middle-aged adults.
Primary Author and Speaker: Meredith H. Lee
Additional Authors and Speakers: Rachel Reed
Contributing Authors: Samantha Grant, Jodi Thomas, and Roy St. Laurent