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Walking aids for older adults: review of end-user needs

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dc.contributor.author Mansouri, N. en
dc.contributor.author Goher, Khaled en
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-08T22:22:30Z
dc.date.available 2016-10-29 en
dc.date.issued 2016-12 en
dc.date.submitted 2016-08-30 en
dc.identifier.citation Mansouri, N., & Goher, K. (2016). Walking aids for older adults: review of end-user needs. Asian Social Science, 12(12), 109-119. doi:10.5539/ass.v12n12p109 en
dc.identifier.issn 1911-2017 en
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10182/8153
dc.description.abstract Aged population of senior citizens is growing noticeably at different regions in the world. Consequently, there are great numbers of demands for healthcare services. One of the services is assistive walking devices which have important role in mobility, stability, walking, and independency of older adults. Although various type of walking devices are available for older adults, yet fall incidents with severe injuries take place. Therefore, it is critical to analyze fall incidents, find out fall factors, and assess walking devices to minimize fall. This paper mainly focuses on risk factors of fall, considerable role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in walking devices, and also analyzes fall incidents with the purpose of understanding how fall incidents take place. This paper assists to have a clear understanding about fall incidents and its associated injuries. en
dc.format.extent 109-119 en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Canadian Center of Science and Education (CCSE) en
dc.relation The original publication is available from - Canadian Center of Science and Education (CCSE) - https://doi.org/10.5539/ass.v12n12p109 en
dc.relation.uri https://doi.org/10.5539/ass.v12n12p109 en
dc.rights © Copyright for this article is retained by the author(s), with first publication rights granted to the journal. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ en
dc.subject assistive walking device en
dc.subject elderly needs assessment en
dc.subject information and communication technology en
dc.subject fall incident en
dc.subject falling factors en
dc.subject analysis of fall incident en
dc.subject assessment of assistive walking device en
dc.title Walking aids for older adults: review of end-user needs en
dc.type Journal Article
lu.contributor.unit Lincoln University en
lu.contributor.unit Faculty of Environment, Society and Design en
lu.contributor.unit Department of Environmental Management en
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.5539/ass.v12n12p109 en
dc.subject.anzsrc 111001 Aged Care Nursing en
dc.subject.anzsrc 111702 Aged Health Care en
dc.subject.anzsrc 111703 Care For Disabled en
dc.subject.anzsrc 170102 Developmental Psychology and Ageing en
dc.subject.anzsrc MD Multidisciplinary en
dc.relation.isPartOf Asian Social Science en
pubs.issue 12 en
pubs.organisational-group /LU
pubs.organisational-group /LU/Faculty of Environment, Society and Design
pubs.organisational-group /LU/Faculty of Environment, Society and Design/DEM
pubs.publication-status Published online en
pubs.volume 12 en
dc.identifier.eissn 1911-2025 en
dc.rights.licence Attribution en
lu.identifier.orcid 0000-0003-2332-3876


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