Incidence of and risk factors for falls and injurious falls among the community-dwelling elderly.

@article{OLoughlin1993IncidenceOA,
  title={Incidence of and risk factors for falls and injurious falls among the community-dwelling elderly.},
  author={Jennifer Lee O'Loughlin and Yvonne Robitaille and J F Boivin and Samy Suissa},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={1993},
  volume={137 3},
  pages={342-54}
}
To determine the frequency of and risk factors for falls and injurious falls in the noninstitutionalized elderly, the authors conducted a follow-up study of 409 community-dwelling persons aged 65 years or more in west-central Montreal, Quebec, Canada, from May 1987 to October 1988. Following an initial at-home interview, each subject was telephoned every 4 weeks for 48 weeks for collection of data on falls experienced since the last contact. Each of the 12 follow-up interviews was completed by… CONTINUE READING
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