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Links for scientific research


World Health Organisation (WHO)

The WHO has a Health Evidence Network that has published research papers on:

The WHO has also produced and published:

Cochrane Collaboration

The Cochrane Collaboration is a worldwide database of systematic reviews of the scientific literature and has produced a range of reviews for consideration:

Europe and United Kingdom

The Prevention of Falls Network - Europe (or ProFaNE) has studied a number of websites dedicated to preventing falls in older people and recommends the following three sites as being particularly useful and comprehensive:

ProFaNE also has a detailed section devoted to falls prevention resources. This includes links to other websites, policy statements, leaflets and research papers. There are approximately 1,280 separate resources listed on the ProFaNE website.

Associated resources and papers from a major conference on the 'Prevention of falls and injuries in hospitals and care homes', which was held in London on 2 July 2007, are now available.


The Registered Nurses Association of Ontario, Canada has produced a comprehensive nursing best practice guideline for the Prevention of falls and fall injuries in the older adult.

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New South Wales

South Australia

Western Australia

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Topic based research


Physical Activity



Foot Wear

Public Places

Hazards in the Home

Research articles exploring the falls potential and health benefits of pet ownership are available:

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Last Updated: 03 October 2013
Last Reviewed: 01 August 2008