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How Effective Are Bathtub Grab Bars for Stopping a Fall When You Lose Your Balance?

Authors: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
Published: 1st September 2007
Audience: Industry

Abstract

The general objectives of this study by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation were to:
a) examine how individuals who had lost their balance used four
different bathtub grab bar configurations;
b) investigate the effectiveness of these grab bar configurations in
preventing falls; and
c) identify barriers to the acceptance and use of grab bars.

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