Carla A Chase

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This systematic review explored the impact of fall prevention programs and home modifications on falls and the performance of community-dwelling older adults. It was conducted as part of the American Occupational Therapy Association's Evidence-Based Practice Project. Thirty-three articles were analyzed and synthesized. The strongest results were found for(More)
As the number of elders who live in the community increases, promoting their health and independence is a priority of nursing care. As suggested in the Health Promotion Model, barriers can impede the practice of health promotionn. In this descriptive correlational study, community-dwelling elders 65 and older were recruited (N=141) to examine the(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Fall-related injuries are a leading cause of institutionalization and morbidity in older adults. Limitations in cognition, including deficits in higher cognitive processes, like executive function (EF), contribute to a higher risk of falling in older adults. Specifically, declines in EF have been associated with changes in gait,(More)
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