2018, Volume 14

The most effective and economic method of reducing death and disability associated with falls



Dawid Dobosz1, Bartłomiej Barczyński2, Artur Kalina3, Roman Maciej Kalina4

1NZOS Ośrodek Rehabilitacji Marek Grodzki, Tychy, Poland
2Archives of Budo, Warsaw, Poland
3Plus-Rehabilitation Services Ltd., Cristal Lake, United States
4Faculty of Physical Education, Gdansk University of Physical Education and Sports, Gdansk, Poland


Author for correspondence: Roman Maciej Kalina; Faculty of Physical Education, Gdansk University of Physical Education and Sports, Gdansk, Poland; email: kom.kalina@op.pl


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Abstract

Within 20 years (1990-2010) a fall rose on a global scale high in the rankings comprising causes of years lived with a disability as well as years lost to premature death. This study aims to argue for the hypothesis that the most effective and economic method to reduce death and disability caused by fall is common teaching of safe falling techniques. During 2003–2007, there were 79,386 falls fatalities (rate: 40.77 per 100,000 population) reported among the US elderly; it rose from 13,800 to 18,000 between 2003 and 2007. For the US health care, costs due to falls were estimated to be about $5.7 billion in 2002 and are predicted to reach $43.7 billion in 2020. Safe Fall Kalina Methods (SFKM) is partially modelled on judo methodology and is based mainly on amusement forms, simulations imitating balance loss in various circumstances of everyday life (not on the mat) and individually created algorithms of motor adjustment. Conclusion: Monitoring for decades of the effects of unintended falls reminds a vicious circle. Further research reports only reveal the growing scale of a problem in numerous aspects – health, mental, economic, organisational, scientific, etc. Perhaps, only the most prestigious scientific journals may put effective pressure on people and institutions that have the authority to accelerate the simplest and the most economical solution of the problem, i.e. teaching each person about safe falling as early as possible in their lives.


Key words: fall accidents, postural stability, prevention, test, exercise


Cite this article as:

AMA:

Dobosz D, Barczyński B, Kalina A et al. The most effective and economic method of reducing death and disability associated with falls. ARCH BUDO. 2018;14

APA:

Dobosz, D., Barczyński, B., Kalina, A., & Kalina, R.M. (2018). The most effective and economic method of reducing death and disability associated with falls. ARCH BUDO, 14

Chicago:

Dobosz, Dawid, Barczyński Bartłomiej, Kalina Artur, Kalina Roman Maciej. 2018. "The most effective and economic method of reducing death and disability associated with falls". ARCH BUDO 14

Harvard:

Dobosz, D., Barczyński, B., Kalina, A., and Kalina, R.M. (2018). The most effective and economic method of reducing death and disability associated with falls. ARCH BUDO, 14

MLA:

Kalina, Roman Maciej et al. "The most effective and economic method of reducing death and disability associated with falls." ARCH BUDO, vol. 14, 2018

Vancouver:

Dobosz D, Barczyński B, Kalina A et al. The most effective and economic method of reducing death and disability associated with falls. ARCH BUDO 2018; 14