Educational intervention to reduce falls and fear of falling in patients after fragility fracture: results of a controlled pilot study.

@article{Rucker2006EducationalIT,
  title={Educational intervention to reduce falls and fear of falling in patients after fragility fracture: results of a controlled pilot study.},
  author={Diana Rucker and Brian H. Rowe and Jeffrey A. Johnson and Ivan P. Steiner and A. S. Russell and David A. Hanley and Walter P Maksymowych and Brian R. Holroyd and Charles H. Harley and Donald W. Morrish and Brian J Wirzba and Sumit Ranjan Majumdar},
  journal={Preventive medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={42 4},
  pages={
          316-9
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Falls and fear of falling are a major health problem. We sought to determine the effectiveness of an educational intervention in reducing fear of falling and preventing recurrent falls in community-dwelling patients after a fragility fracture. METHODS One hundred two community-dwelling patients aged 50 years or older who fell and sustained a wrist fracture and were treated at Emergency Departments in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (2001-2002) were allocated to either standardized… CONTINUE READING

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