Fall Prevention


Older Adult Fall Prevention Focus Group Report

Fall Prevention Focus Group Report


The Alaska Injury Prevention Center, under a contract with the State of Alaska, conducted three focus groups to explore fall prevention strategies and perceptions with older Alaskans. The groups took place in early June 2013 in the Anchorage bowl area. All but one of the participants were 65 years old or older. Their health and mobility were varied. The sessions were recorded with both video and audio recorders and the proceedings were subsequently transcribed. Marcia Howell, who facilitated the focus groups, and Beth Schuerman, who recruited participants and assisted with the groups, analyzed the information received and drafted this report.