Differing risk factors for falls in nursing home and intermediate-care residents who can and cannot stand unaided.

@article{Lord2003DifferingRF,
  title={Differing risk factors for falls in nursing home and intermediate-care residents who can and cannot stand unaided.},
  author={Stephen R. Lord and Lynn M March and Ian D Cameron and Robert Graham Cumming and Jennifer Schwarz and Jane Zochling and Jian Sheng Chen and Jan Makaroff and Yih Yiow Sitoh and Tang Ching Lau and Alan J M Brnabic and Philip N. Sambrook},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2003},
  volume={51 11},
  pages={1645-50}
}
OBJECTIVES To determine fall risk factors in nursing home and intermediate-care residents who can and cannot stand unaided. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING Residential elderly care facilities in Sydney, Australia. PARTICIPANTS One thousand people aged 65 to 103 (mean age +/- standard deviation: 85.0 +/- 7.4). MEASUREMENTS Accidental falls. RESULTS Fall rates were highest in those with fair standing balance, intermediate in those with the best standing balance, and lowest in… CONTINUE READING
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