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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

Abstract:

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.

Further Details

Full Title: Technology and Disability
Pages: 355-369
Volume: 5
Accession Number: December, 2010
Keywords: older, assistive device, safety
Reads: 144
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