Kenosha County falls prevention study: a randomized, controlled trial of an intermediate-intensity, community-based multifactorial falls intervention.

@article{Mahoney2007KenoshaCF,
  title={Kenosha County falls prevention study: a randomized, controlled trial of an intermediate-intensity, community-based multifactorial falls intervention.},
  author={Jane E. Mahoney and Terry A. Shea and Robert J Przybelski and L Jaros and Ronald E. Gangnon and Sandy Cech and Alice Schwalbe},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2007},
  volume={55 4},
  pages={489-98}
}
OBJECTIVES To decrease the rate of falls in high-risk community-dwelling older adults. DESIGN Randomized, controlled trial. SETTING Community-based. PARTICIPANTS Three hundred forty-nine adults aged 65 and older with two falls in the previous year or one fall in the previous 2 years with injury or balance problems. INTERVENTION Subjects received two in-home visits from a trained nurse or physical therapist who assessed falls risk factors using an algorithm. The intervention consisted of… CONTINUE READING

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