Fall direction, bone mineral density, and function: risk factors for hip fracture in frail nursing home elderly.

@article{Greenspan1998FallDB,
  title={Fall direction, bone mineral density, and function: risk factors for hip fracture in frail nursing home elderly.},
  author={Susan L. Greenspan and Evan R. Myers and Douglas P Kiel and Robert A. Parker and Wilson C. Hayes and Neil M. Resnick},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={104 6},
  pages={539-45}
}
PURPOSE To determine the importance of fall characteristics, body habitus, function, and hip bone mineral density as independent risk factors for hip fracture in frail nursing home residents. SUBJECTS AND METHODS In this prospective, case-control study of a single, long-term care facility, we enrolled 132 ambulatory residents (95 women and 37 men) aged 65 and older, including 32 cases (fallers with hip fracture) and 100 controls (fallers with no hip fracture). Principal risk factors included… CONTINUE READING

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