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Interventions for the prevention of falls in older adults: Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised clinical trials

British Medical Journal

Author: Chang, John T., Morton, Sally C., Rubenstein, Laurence Z., Mojica, Walter A., et al.,
Type: Journal Article
Year: 2004

Abstract:

Chang et al assess the relative effectiveness of interventions to prevent falls in older adults to either a usual care group or control group. Interventions to prevent falls in older adults are effective in reducing both the risk of falling and the monthly rate of falling. The most effective intervention was a multifactorial falls risk assessment and management programme. Exercise programs were also effective in reducing the risk of falling.

Further Details

Publish Dates: 2004 Mar 20
Full Title: British Medical Journal
Pages: 680
Volume: 328
Issue: 7441
Publish Location: London
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
ISBN/ISSN: 09598146
Accession Number: 204024962; 15031239
Notes: Copyright - Copyright BMJ Publishing Group Mar 20, 2004 Document feature - graphs; references; tables Last updated - 2011-09-14 CODEN - BMJOAE
Remote Database Name: ProQuest Central
Language: English
Keywords: Medical SciencesExerciseAccident preventionOlder peopleFalls
Reads: 142
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