Falls and Social Isolation During COVID-19

The Relationship Between Falls and Subsequent Social Isolation: A Scoping Review

Project Status:Complete

Knowledge User(s)

Public Health Agency of Canada

Funding Source(s)

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) through the Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) Evidence Alliance, Public Health Agency of Canada

Project Objectives

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.

Research Approach

Scoping Review

Project Lead(s)

Andrea Tricco

Position: St. Michael's Hospital, Unity Health Toronto, Joanna Briggs Institute
Email: Andrea.Tricco@unityhealth.to

PhD, MSc


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, Unity Health Toronto. 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 Co-Director & Adjunct Associate Professor for the Queen’s Collaboration for Health Care Quality JBI (formerly Joanna Briggs Institute) Centre of Excellence at Queen’s University. 

She holds a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Knowledge Synthesis and has over 290 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 570 trainees/staff.

Andrea Tricco

St. Michael's Hospital, Unity Health Toronto, Joanna Briggs Institute

PhD, MSc @ATricco Andrea C. Tricco is a Scientist and...