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BACKGROUND Hip protectors represent an attractive strategy for reducing hip fractures among high-risk fallers in long-term care facilities. However, clinical studies yield conflicting results regarding their clinical value. This is mainly due to poor acceptance and adherence among users in wearing these devices. As a result, there is an urgent need to(More)
BACKGROUND If worn during a fall, hip protectors substantially reduce risk for hip fracture. However, a major barrier to their clinical efficacy is poor user adherence. In long-term care, adherence likely depends on how committed care providers are to hip protectors, but empirical evidence is lacking due to the absence of a psychometrically valid assessment(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine risk factors associated with head impact during falls in older adults in long-term care (LTC). SETTING Two LTC facilities in British Columbia, Canada. PARTICIPANTS 160 LTC residents. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. MAIN MEASURES Between 2007 and 2014, we video captured 520 falls experienced by participants. Each fall video was(More)
OBJECTIVE Identification of the factors that influence sedentary behaviour in older adults is important for the design of appropriate intervention strategies. In this study, we determined the prevalence of sedentary behaviour and its association with physical, cognitive, and psychosocial status among older adults residing in Assisted Living (AL). METHODS(More)
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