Evidence Summary: Fall Prevention and COVID-19
Posted January 25, 2021
This Loop evidence summary reviews the impact of COVID-19 on risk factors contributing to fall-related injuries. It also summarizes current and emerging evidence on the effective planning and implementation of fall risk screening and assessment, fall care, fall rehabilitation and fall prevention initiatives, all of which have become largely reliant on virtual modalities of delivery in order to comply with COVID-19 countermeasures. The summary concludes with key implications for fall prevention policy and practice over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please note that this evidence summary was considered in the context of falls across the lifespan but only a brief mention of children/young adults could be found in the literature.
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