Project Title: Risks and Correlates of Fall Incidence and Fall-Related Fractures in Older Adults
Faculty Sponsor: Rie Suzuki
Department: Public Health and Health Sciences
Objective: to investigate individual and environmental factors associated with fall and fractures incidence.
Design: Cross-sectional study including Neighborhood Conditions, Function & Disability, Quality of Life, Physical Activity, self-reported fall incidence, and demographic characteristics
Participants: recruited from the Hamilton Health & Community Network.
Student Tasks & Responsibilities:
- Coordinate calendars and schedule appointments for data collection activities.
- Develop, organize and disseminate related materials in support of approved research activities.
- Perform data collection.
- Perform data entry.
- Organize and maintain research files.
- Work effectively with others.
Physical therapy faculty will supervise this position.
At least two days per week, approximately 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Minimum Student Qualifications:
- Proficiency with MS office products.
- The ability to provide own transportation to data collection sites.
- Good professional writing and communication skills.
- The ability to complete assigned in a timely manner with appropriate supervision.
- The ability to flourish in an environment that is highly flexible, collaborative, and requires a high degree of self-motivation.
- Plus Previous experiences with survey research and data entry.