Elizabeth E Hill-Westmoreland

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BACKGROUND Although fall prevention studies for the elderly have been reported, there is a paucity of work summarizing the effectiveness of these interventions. OBJECTIVES The research question that guided this study was: 'What are the effects of fall prevention programs on the proportion of falls in the elderly?" METHOD Meta-analysis was employed to(More)
For this secondary analysis, a sample of 69 caregivers and 86 non-caregivers was selected from a primary study. Study purposes were to compare antihypertensive use, ambulatory blood pressures, and the association of caregiver status with adherence with antihypertensives of hypertensive black female caregivers and noncaregivers. Caregivers and noncaregivers(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the agreement between falls as recorded in the Minimum Data Set (MDS) and fall events abstracted from chart documentation of elderly nursing home (NH) residents. DESIGN Secondary analysis of data from a longitudinal panel study. SETTING Fifty-six randomly selected NHs in Maryland stratified by facility size and geographic region. (More)
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