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Differences between fallers and non-fallers in the frail elderly.

Technology and Disability

Author: Mann, W.C., Hurren, D., Charvat, B., Tomita, M.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1996


Falls, fall injuries, fear of falling, and difficulty rising from a fall are significant related problems for frail elders. This study used a multivariants analysis to study differences between frail elders reporting one or more falls in the past 5 years, and those reporting no falls. Of 392 subjects, 186 (47%) reported a fall. Subjects reporting falls were more physically disabled, used more devices designed for physical disabilities, had more home environmental problems and used less assistive devices for vision impairement.

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Full Title: Technology and Disability
Pages: 355-369
Volume: 5
Accession Number: December, 2010
Keywords: older, assistive device, safety
Reads: 146