The Relationship Between Falls and Subsequent Social Isolation: A Scoping Review
Public Health Agency of Canada
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) through the Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) Evidence Alliance, Public Health Agency of Canada
To summarize evidence on the relationship between falls and subsequent social isolation in older adults in any setting, including the role of fear of falling, other risk or protective factors, and how the COVID-19 context affects this relationship.
Andrea C. Tricco is a Scientist and Director of the Knowledge Synthesis Team in the Knowledge Translation Program, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health & Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation. She is also a Co-Director & Adjunct Associate Professor for the Queen’s Collaboration for Health Care Quality Joanna Briggs Institute Centre of Excellence at Queen’s University. Her research program focuses on advancing the science of knowledge synthesis and responding to information needs of decision-makers (including policy-makers, healthcare providers, and patients) through knowledge synthesis.
Dr. Tricco currently holds a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Knowledge Synthesis. She has over 220 peer-reviewed publications. She has conducted knowledge synthesis at the international (e.g. World Health Organization), national (e.g. Health Canada), provincial (e.g. Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care), and local (e.g. Toronto Central Local Health Integrated Network) levels. Her online systematic review course, offered through the University of Toronto, has been completed by over 535 trainees/staff.