Title, Synopsis and Publications Investigators and Collaborators
The STEP consortium: Strategies for Early Prevention of falls in middle-aged adults
Falls are a well-known cause of injuries among those aged 65 years and older. Approximately 1 in 3 older adults have a fall at least once per year. Most research has focused on falls in older adults (i.e. over the age of 65), however litile attention has been given to the increased risk of falls in middle-aged adults, which may guide earlier intervention and subsequently a reduction in falls later in life. The aim is to examine risk factors of falls in middle-aged adults using data from four existing cohort studies from Australia, Ireland, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

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A/Prof Leigh Tooth
Dr Geeske Peeters
Dr Natasja van Schoor
Dr Rachel Cooper
Prof Rose Anne Kenny
A/Prof Leigh Tooth