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Falls in older people: epidemiology, risk factors and strategies for prevention.
Falls are a common and often devastating problem among older people, causing a tremendous amount of morbidity, mortality and use of health care services including premature nursing home admissions.Expand
Screening for undernutrition in geriatric practice: developing the short-form mini-nutritional assessment (MNA-SF).
BACKGROUND The Mini-Nutritional Assessment (MNA) is a validated assessment instrument for nutritional problems, but its length limits its usefulness for screening. We sought to develop a screeningExpand
The epidemiology of falls and syncope.
Falls, syncope, and the associated complications are among the most serious problems that face the elderly population. The most common underlying causes and risk factors for falls include muscleExpand
Appetite assessment: simple appetite questionnaire predicts weight loss in community-dwelling adults and nursing home residents.
BACKGROUND Anorexia-related weight loss can have devastating consequences on quality-of-life, morbidity, and mortality. Without a simple tool to evaluate appetite, health care providers often useExpand
Development and Testing of a Five‐Item Version of the Geriatric Depression Scale
OBJECTIVE: To develop and test the effectiveness of a 5‐item version of the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) in screening for depression in a frail community‐dwelling older population.
The Vulnerable Elders Survey: A Tool for Identifying Vulnerable Older People in the Community
OBJECTIVES: To develop a simple method for identifying community‐dwelling vulnerable older people, defined as persons age 65 and older at increased risk of death or functional decline. To assessExpand
Comprehensive geriatric assessment: a meta-analysis of controlled trials
There is disagreement on the usefulness of comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) due to conflicting results from individual trials. We did a meta-analysis on 28 controlled trials comprising 4959Expand
Interventions for the prevention of falls in older adults: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised clinical trials
Abstract Objective To assess the relative effectiveness of interventions to prevent falls in older adults to either a usual care group or control group. Table 2 Components of multifactorial fallsExpand
Falls and their prevention in elderly people: what does the evidence show?
A large proportion of falls and fall injuries in older people is due to multiple risk factors, many of which probably can be modified or eliminated with targeted fall prevention interventions. TheseExpand
Falls in the Nursing Home
Falls are responsible for considerable morbidity, immobility, and mortality among older persons, especially those living in nursing homes. Falls have many different causes, and several risk factorsExpand