Falls and Frailty in Older People

A special issue of Geriatrics (ISSN 2308-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Geriatric Public Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2024)

Special Issue Editor

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Guest Editor
Institute for Health Research, University of Bedfordshire, Luton LU1 3JU, Bedfordshire, UK
Interests: ageing; frailty; sarcopenia; fall prevention; exercise as medicine; geriatric screening tools; public health; sedentary behaviour
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Special Issue Information

Worldwide, the older population is growing. Falls and frailty are important health issues that affect older adults. Falls lead to not only secondary health problems, but even to mortality. Frailty is associated with an increased risk of falls, incident disability, hospitalization, and death. There is a growing body of evidence enmeshing falls and frailty. Thus, to promote good health among older people and improve their lives, it is important to take action to prevent and better manage falls and frailty.


We invite you to contribute to this Special Issue. Both comprehensive reviews and original research articles are welcome. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Interventions for preventing and managing falls and frailty;
  • Epidemiological studies on falls and frailty;
  • Risk assessment of falls and frailty;
  • Care for the frail or fallen older adults;
  • Falls and frailty education for older individuals and their carers.

Prof. Dr. David Hewson
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Geriatrics is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • older adults
  • falls
  • frailty
  • prevention
  • management
  • care of older adults

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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