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



Project Description: 

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: 

  1. Coordinate calendars and schedule appointments for data collection activities.
  2. Develop, organize and disseminate related materials in support of approved research activities.
  3. Perform data collection.
  4. Perform data entry.
  5. Organize and maintain research files.
  6. 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:

  1. Proficiency with MS office products.
  2. The ability to provide own transportation to data collection sites.
  3. Good professional writing and communication skills.
  4. The ability to complete assigned in a timely manner with appropriate supervision.
  5. The ability to flourish in an environment that is highly flexible, collaborative, and requires a high degree of self-motivation.
  6. Plus Previous experiences with survey research and data entry.