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Falls among adults with IDD and preventionShow details
Presenter: Kelly Hsieh, PhD
Presenter bio: Kelly Hsieh, PhD, is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Associate Director of Evaluation and Statistics for the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Developmental Disabilities and Health (RRTCDD). Dr. Hsieh received her PhD of Public Health with emphasis in Community Health and Epidemiology. Her research interests explore the relationship between health risk behaviors and health outcomes including obesity, falls, cardiovascular disease, and dementia across lifespan among individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) using epidemiological approach. She also has an interest in investigating efficacy of interventions to improve well-being and quality of life for adults with IDD through group exercise, health education, and person centered technology approach. She is currently the principal investigator of the Longitudinal Health and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Study (LHIDDS).
In this presentation, we will give an overview of the fall-related studies in adults with IDD. Findings of our Longitudinal Health and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Study (LHIDDS) on the prevalence of falls and the associated factors for falls in adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities will be presented. Comparisons between our findings and other studies will be examined. Implications and fall prevention strategies will be further discussed.
Keywords: Fall rates, intellectual and developmental disability, associated factors for falls, fall prevention
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