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ProFaNE – Prevention of Falls Network Europe (FP5)


Prevention of Falls Network Europe (ProFaNE) was set up as a thematic network with 25 partners focusing on the issue of prevention of falls and improvement of postural stability amongst elderly people. ProFaNE comprised 4 workpackages (Taxonomy and Classification; Clinical Assessment and Management; Assessment of Balance; Psychological Aspects of Falling), to focus on a series of tasks required to develop multi-factorial prevention programmes aimed at reducing the incidence of falls and fractures amongst elderly people. A highly successful network, producing many research papers, and had 4000 members across the world by the end of its funding.

Project was completed in Dec 2006