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often result in reduced quality of life due to losses of functional ability, severe injuries or even death in older persons. This article presents home-based fall prevention guidelines for older people in Thai contexts. We examined factors related to falls in older persons including external, internal
and precipitating factors and conducted a literature review related to fall prevention interventions. Twelve principles identified for effective fall prevention. These principles are represented as a series of 12 P’s in accordance with the meanings ascribed in Thai language. These include: P1: Assessment (including gait and balance, vision, activity of daily living, and fall risk), P2: Change, P3: Modifications, P4: Realization, P5: Attitudinal adjustment, P6: Protection, P7: Prevention, P8: History of fall, P9: Medical consultation, P10: Psychological adjustment, P11: Motivation, and P12: P physical activity. Health professionals, caregivers and older persons can apply these principles to guide the design of fall prevention activities for older people living at home.
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บทความและรายงานวิจัยในวารสารพยาบาลกระทรวงสาธารณสุข เป็นความคิดเห็นของ ผู้เขียน มิใช่ของคณะผู้จัดทำ และมิใช่ความรับผิดชอบของสมาคมศิษย์เก่าพยาบาลกระทรวงสาธารณสุข ซึ่งสามารถนำไปอ้างอิงได้
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