This database contains 17 studies, archived under the term: "accidental falls"
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The effects of a long-term care walking program on balance, falls and well-being
Background: The effects of a regular and graduated walking program as a stand-alone intervention for individuals in long-term care are unclear. Exercise and fall prevention programs typically studied in long-term care settings tend to involve more than one exercise mode, such as a combination of balance, aerobic, strengthening, and flexibility exercises; and, measures do not […]
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 […]
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 […]