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dc.contributor.authorMansouri, N.en
dc.contributor.authorGoher, Khaleden
dc.identifier.citationMansouri, 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.v12n12p109en
dc.description.abstractAged 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.publisherCanadian Center of Science and Education (CCSE)en
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dc.subjectassistive walking deviceen
dc.subjectelderly needs assessmenten
dc.subjectinformation and communication technologyen
dc.subjectfall incidenten
dc.subjectfalling factorsen
dc.subjectanalysis of fall incidenten
dc.subjectassessment of assistive walking deviceen
dc.titleWalking aids for older adults: review of end-user needsen
dc.typeJournal Article
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Environment, Society and Designen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Environmental Managementen
dc.subject.anzsrc111001 Aged Care Nursingen
dc.subject.anzsrc111702 Aged Health Careen
dc.subject.anzsrc111703 Care for Disableden
dc.subject.anzsrc170102 Developmental Psychology and Ageingen
dc.relation.isPartOfAsian Social Scienceen
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Environment, Society and Design
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Environment, Society and Design/DEM
pubs.publication-statusPublished onlineen

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