Incidence of injury-causing falls among older adults by place of residence: a population-based study.

@article{Luukinen1995IncidenceOI,
  title={Incidence of injury-causing falls among older adults by place of residence: a population-based study.},
  author={Heikki Luukinen and Kaarina Koski and Risto Honkanen and S L Kivel{\"a}},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={1995},
  volume={43 8},
  pages={871-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To describe the incidence and associated factors of injury-causing falls by place of residence. DESIGN A prospective population-based study. SETTING Five municipalities in northern Finland. PARTICIPANTS All persons in the five communities aged 70 years or older living at home (n = 1016) and in long-term institutionalized care (n = 143). MEASUREMENTS We recorded all fall incidents during a 2-year period by occurrence and severity of injury, using diary reporting and regular… CONTINUE READING