The risk of falls by aging individuals (55 years or older) is increased by physical elements within the built environment.
Many environmental factors are considered high-risk hazards that can lead to serious injuries such as hip fractures.
This article lists the design features most often mentioned in the literature as possible contributing factors to falls that result in injury.
In addition, recommendations for research to assist designers, architects, planners, facilities management teams, and health care providers in designing physical environments that meet the specific requirements of individual users are offered.
Mots-clés Pascal : Facteur risque, Chute, Environnement physique, Article synthèse, Prévention, Vieillard, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Risk factor, Fall, Physical environment, Review, Prevention, Elderly, Human
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0706921
Code Inist : 002B30A02B. Création : 09/06/1995.