Falls Across the Lifespan - Adults - Quiz

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  1. True or False: Most falls are predictable and preventable.

    True
    False

     Correct! Falls can happen to anyone, anywhere. The good thing is that there are things that you can do to prevent falls.
     Incorrect! Falls can happen to anyone, anywhere. The good thing is that there are things that you can do to prevent falls.
  2. True or False: Falls are only an issue for children and seniors.

    True
    False

     Correct! Falls are not an issue for just the elderly and young children. Durham data shows that for 20-59 year olds, falls are the leading cause of injury related emergency room visits and hospitalization.
     Incorrect! Falls are not an issue for just the elderly and young children. Durham data shows that for 20-59 year olds, falls are the leading cause of injury related emergency room visits and hospitalization.
  3. True or False: Physical activity including strength and balance exercise may help to prevent falls and falls related injuries.

    True
    False

     Correct! Physical activity, including strength and balance training (e.g yoga) keeps your bones and muscles strong which helps to prevent falls.
     Incorrect! Physical activity, including strength and balance training (e.g yoga) keeps your bones and muscles strong which helps to prevent falls.
  4. Which of these healthy eating tips will help prevent falls?

    Start each day with a healthy breakfast
    Eat a variety of fruit and vegetables daily
    Eat a variety of meat and meat alternatives containing protein
    Make sure you include Vitamin D in your diet
    All of the above

     Correct! Eating well from all 4 food groups builds healthy bones and muscles and supports good health. This may help prevent falls. The four food groups are: Vegetables and Fruit, Grain Products, Milk and Alternatives; Meat and Alternatives.
     There's a better answer! Eating well from all 4 food groups builds healthy bones and muscles and supports good health. This may help prevent falls. The four food groups are: Vegetables and Fruit, Grain Products, Milk and Alternatives; Meat and Alternatives.
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  6. True or False: You can be at risk for a fall if you do several things at once while walking (e.g. texting while walking).

    True
    False

     Correct! Doing several things at once while walking, for example texting and walking, may increase your risk of falling.
     Incorrect! Doing several things at once while walking, for example texting and walking, may increase your risk of falling.
  7. True or False: Knowing the medication you are on and any side effects is important to decrease your risk of falling.

    True
    False

     Correct! Knowing your medications and their side effects is important in preventing falls. The more medication you are taking, the more you are at risk for a fall or fall related injuries.
     Incorrect! Knowing your medications and their side effects is important in preventing falls. The more medication you are taking, the more you are at risk for a fall or fall related injuries.
  8. True or False: The environment is an important factor in preventing falls.

    True
    False

     Correct! Being aware of your surroundings (inside and outside) helps you to avoid slip, trip and fall hazards.
     Incorrect! Being aware of your surroundings (inside and outside) helps you to avoid slip, trip and fall hazards.