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Associate Professor

Plaiwan Suttanon

Specialist: Geriatric Physical Therapy
Department: Department of Physical Therapy
Phone: 029869213-7237

Current Project

  1. Falls in Thai older people living in urban and suburban areas: incidence, risk factors, management and prevention (Principle researcher)
    Health Systems Research Institute
    1,999,415 Baht (1.5 years: 2013-2015)
    Completed
  2. Perceptions of health care professionals working in urban and suburban areas on falls in Thai older people: A qualitative study (Principle researcher)
    Thammasat University
    Approx. 100,000 Baht (1 year: 2013)
    Completed
  3. Book: Physical Therapy for Older People (Principle author)
    Thammasat University
    100,000 Baht (1 year: 2016)
    Completed
  4. Changes in gait and balance in older people and older people with lower extremity osteoarthritis and their relationship to rate and risk of falling in the populations (Principle researcher)
    Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Thammasat University
    Approx. 400,000 Baht (2 years: 2016-2017)
    Completed
  5. Automatic postural sway assessment and near fall alert (Principle researcher)
    Thammasat University
    Approx. 500,000 Baht (1 year: 2016-2017)
    Completed
  6. Effect of exercises on delaying brain degeneration in patients with Alzheimer’s Disease (Co-investigator)
    National Research Council of Thailand
    Approx. 7,700,000 Baht (2 years: 2016-2017)
    80% completed, expected to be completed by December 2018
  7. Balance, physical performance and falls in people with mild cognitive impairment (Principle researcher)
    National Research Council of Thailand
    Approx. 550,000 Baht
    Completed

Research Interests

  • Falls in older people, dementia, arthritis
  • Exercise and physical activity
  • Education and technology for elderly

Specializations

Geriatric Physical Therapy

Other

Article


( 2018 ).
What works in falls prevention in Asia: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
BMC Geriatrics ,
18
( 3 ).
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12877-017-0683-1
( 2018 ).
Effectiveness of falls prevention intervention programme in community-dwelling older people in Thailand: Randomized controlled trial
Hong Kong Physiotherapy Journal ,
38
( 1 ).
https://doi.org/10.1142/S1013702518500014
( 2017 ).
Falls amongst older people in Southeast Asia: a scoping review.
Public Health ,
145
96-112

Book


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Inovation