Action Seniors! - secondary falls prevention in community-dwelling senior fallers: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

@inproceedings{LiuAmbrose2015ActionS,
  title={Action Seniors! - secondary falls prevention in community-dwelling senior fallers: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial},
  author={Teresa Y L Liu-Ambrose and Jennifer C. Davis and Chun Liang Hsu and Caitlin Gomez and Kelly A. Vertes and Carlo Marra and Penelope M. A. Brasher and Elizabeth Dao and Karim M. Khan and Wendy L. Cook and Meghan G. Donaldson and Ryan E. Rhodes and Larry Dian},
  booktitle={Trials},
  year={2015}
}
  • Teresa Y L Liu-Ambrose, Jennifer C. Davis, +10 authors Larry Dian
  • Published in Trials 2015
  • Medicine
  • BackgroundFalls are a ‘geriatric giant’ and are the third leading cause of chronic disability worldwide. About 30% of community-dwellers over the age of 65 experience one or more falls every year leading to significant risk for hospitalization, institutionalization, and even death. As the proportion of older adults increases, falls will place an increasing demand and cost on the health care system. Exercise can effectively and efficiently reduce falls. Specifically, the Otago Exercise Program… CONTINUE READING

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