Falls-prevention programs for older ambulatory community dwellers: from public health research to health promotion policy

@article{Marks2004FallspreventionPF,
  title={Falls-prevention programs for older ambulatory community dwellers: from public health research to health promotion policy},
  author={Ray Marks and John P. Allegrante},
  journal={Sozial- und Pr{\"a}ventivmedizin/Social and Preventive Medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={49},
  pages={171-178}
}
Objectives:Falls result in significant morbidity and mortality among the elderly. The purpose was to review the public health research literature on falls prevention among community-dwelling older adults and derive evidence-based implications for health promotion policy. Methods:CINAHL, COCHRANE, EMBASE, MEDLINE, and PUBMED databases were used to search the research literature concerning falls epidemiology, injury mechanisms, and falls-prevention strategies published during 1966–2003. Results… CONTINUE READING
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