This database contains 17 studies, archived under the term: "Fall Prevention"
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A practice-based intervention to improve primary care for falls, urinary incontinence, and dementia
Objectives: To determine whether a practice-based intervention can improve care for falls, urinary incontinence, and cognitive impairment.; Design: Controlled trial.; Setting: Two community medical groups.; Participants: Community-dwelling patients (357 at intervention sites and 287 at control sites) aged 75 and older identified as having difficulty with falls, incontinence, or cognitive impairment.; Intervention: Intervention and control […]
Mobility training after hip fracture: a randomised controlled trial
Objective: to compare the effects of two different exercise programmes after hip fracture.; Design: assessor-blinded randomised controlled trial.; Setting: hospital rehabilitation units, with continued intervention at home.; Subjects: 160 people with surgical fixation for hip fracture transferred to inpatient rehabilitation.; Method: in addition to other rehabilitation strategies, the intervention group received a higher dose (60 […]
Incidence and prediction of falls in dementia: a prospective study in older people
Background: Falls are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in dementia, but there have been no prospective studies of risk factors for falling specific to this patient population, and no successful falls intervention/prevention trials. This prospective study aimed to identify modifiable risk factors for falling in older people with mild to moderate dementia.; Methods […]