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Prevalence and correlates of fear of falling, and associated avoidance of activity in the general population of community-living older people.
BACKGROUND Little is known about the prevalence rates and correlates of fear of falling and avoidance of activity due to fear of falling in the general population of community-living older people. Expand
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A risk model for the prediction of recurrent falls in community-dwelling elderly: a prospective cohort study.
The object of this article was to determine the predictive value of risk factors for recurrent falls and the construction of a fall risk model as a contribution to a mobility assessment for theExpand
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Lack of Effectiveness of a Multidisciplinary Fall‐Prevention Program in Elderly People at Risk: A Randomized, Controlled Trial
OBJECTIVES: To assess whether a pragmatic multidisciplinary fall‐prevention program was more effective than usual care in preventing new falls and functional decline in elderly people.
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Incidence, risk factors and consequences of falls among elderly subjects living in the community A criteria-based analysis
In order to obtain an overview of the incidences, risk factors and health consequences of falls among elderly persons living in the community from the available literature, a Medline computer searchExpand
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The construction of a patient record-based risk model for recurrent falls among elderly people living in the community.
BACKGROUND Predictive models of fall risk in the elderly living in the community may contribute to the identification of elderly at risk for recurrent falling. OBJECTIVES Our aim was to investigateExpand
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Impact of gait problems and falls on functioning in independent living persons of 55 years and over: a community survey.
In a cross-sectional, population-based study among community-dwelling persons of 55 years and over the incidence of falls, risk indicators for falls, specifically age, and the impact of gaitExpand
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A multidisciplinary fall prevention program for elderly persons: a feasibility study.
Falling is a common problem among elderly people and has many negative consequences. In the Netherlands, there is a need for effective fall prevention interventions aimed at elderly persons with anExpand
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Falls in the elderly. II. Strategies for prevention.
In the companion paper, we have outlined how relevant risk factors for falls can be identified using a systematic approach. Once identified, the underlying diseases and pattern of (usually multiple)Expand
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How predictive is a home-safety checklist of indoor fall risk for the elderly living in the community?
Objectives: Development and evaluation of a homesafety checklist of indoor fall risk for the elderly living in the community.Methods: A checklist of indoor fall risk was developed in a DelphiExpand
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[Home visits by community health nurses can contribute to the family practitioner's knowledge of elderly patients].
OBJECTIVE To determine to what extent the general practitioner (GP) is aware of the health status and functioning of his elderly patients and in which areas this knowledge can be completed with theExpand
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