Dr. Vicky Scott is a Clinical Associate Professor with the School of Population and Public Health in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia; a researcher with Centre for Hip Health and Mobility (CHHM) and Director of the Centre of Excellence on Mobility Fall Prevention and Injury in Aging (CEMFIA) at CHHM. Dr. Scott is an Osteoporosis Canada Advisory Board member and sits on the Osteoporosis Scientific Advisory Committee. For the past fourteen years Dr. Scott served as the Senior Advisor on Fall and Injury Prevention with the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit and Ministry of Health. She is also the National lead for the Canadian Falls Prevention Curriculum.
Dr. Scott’s key objectives are to conduct original research at National and Regional levels, to facilitate evidence-based best practices for reducing falls and related injuries in all health care delivery settings. She has lead or co-lead numerous studies on seniors’ mobility, fall and injury prevention, including as Co-PI of a CIHR-funded controlled trial on fall prevention in home care; and co-lead on the development of the Primary Care Fall Prevention program. Most recently, she is leading a project for fall and fire prevention for First Nations elders in BC with the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility.
CIHR Knowledge Translation Award
Sibley KM, Howe T, Lamb SE, Lord SR, Maki BE, Rose DJ, Scott V, Stathokostas L, Straus SE, Jaglal SB. Recommendations for a core outcome set for measuring standing balance in adults populations: A consensus-based approach. PLoS One. 2015, 10:3 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0120568
Yang Y, Feldman F, Leung PM, Scott V, Robinovitch SN. Agreement between video footage and fall incident reports on the circumstances of falls in long-term care. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 2015, 16:5, 388-394. DOI: 10.1016/j.jamda.2014.12.003
Korall AMB, Feldman F, Scott VJ, Wasdell M, Gillian R, Ross D, Thompson-Franson T, Leung PM, Lin L. Facilitators of and barriers to hip protector acceptance and adherence in long-term care facilities: A systematic review. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 2015, 16:3, 185-193. DOI: 10.1016/j.jamda.2014.12.004
Dilley, B.L., Gray, M.S., Zecevic, A., Gaspard, G., Symes, B., Feldman, F., Scott, V., Woolrych, R., Sixsmith, A., McKay, H., Robinovitch, S., Sims-Gould, J. An educational video to promote multi-factorial approaches for fall and injury prevention in long-term care facilities BMC Medical Education.2014, 14:102 DOI: 10.1186/1472-6920-14-102
Scott, V., Fiala, B. (2013). Fall prevention for primary care providers: A model program from British Columbia. Indian Health Service Provider.
Sims-Gould, J., Robinovitch, S., McKay, H., Scott, V., Feldman, F. (2013). Autonomy, Choice, Patient Centered Care and Hip Protectors: The Experience of Residents and Staff in Long Term Care. Journal of Applied Gerontology.
Wagner, L. M., Scott ,V., and Silver, M. (2012). Current approaches to fall risk assessment in nursing homes. Geriatric Nursing 32, 4, 238-244.
Fixsen, D.L., Scott, V., Blase, K.A., Naoom, S.F., Wagar, L. (2011). When evidence is not enough: the challenge of implementing fall prevention strategies. Journal of Safety Research.
Kalula, S., Scott, V., Brodrick, K. & Dowd, A. (2011). Falls and fall prevention programmes in developing countries. Environmental scan for the adaptation of the Canadian Falls Prevention Curriculum for developing countries. Journal of Safety Research.
Scott, V., Gallagher, E., Higginson, A., Metcalfe, S., & Rajabali, F. (2011). Evaluation of an evidence-based education program for health professionals: The Canadian Falls Prevention Curriculum (CFPC). Journal of Safety Research.
Tetroe, J.,Graham, I., Scott, V. (2011). What does it mean to transform knowledge into action in falls prevention research? Perspectives from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Journal of Safety Research.
Scott, V., Herman, M., Gallagher, E., & Sum, A. (2011). The Evolution of Falls and Injury Prevention Among Seniors in British Columbia, Canada. Open Longevity Science Journal, 5, 16-25.
Fixsen, D., Scott, V., Blase, K., Naoom, S.. & Wagar, L. (2011). Implementing evidence-based fall prevention practices: practice, organization and system change. Journal of Safety Research.
Scott, V., Wagar, B., Sum, A., Metcalfe, S., & Wagar, L. (2010). A public health approach to fall prevention among older persons in Canada. Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, 26, 705-718
Dr. Scott’s key objectives are to conduct original research at the National and Regional level, to facilitate evidence-based best practices for reducing falls and related injuries in all health care delivery settings and to assist the Ministry of Health in transferring knowledge from fall prevention research into policy development. She is the Co-Principal Investigator of a CIHR-funded controlled trial on fall prevention in home care; and co-lead on the development of the Primary Care Fall Prevention program and Co-Investigator on a number of studies on seniors’ mobility, fall and injury prevention. In 2007 she was awarded a CIHR Knowledge Translation Award.