Preventing disability and falls in older adults: a population-based randomized trial.

  title={Preventing disability and falls in older adults: a population-based randomized trial.},
  author={Edward H. Wagner and Andrea Z LaCroix and Louis C. Grothaus and Suzanne G. Leveille and Jeffrey A. Hecht and Kendall W. Artz and K Odle and David M. Buchner},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  volume={84 11},
OBJECTIVES Because preventing disability and falls in older adults is a national priority, a randomized controlled trial was conducted to test a multicomponent intervention program. METHODS From a random sample of health maintenance organization (HMO) enrollees 65 years and older, 1559 ambulatory seniors were randomized to one of three groups: a nurse assessment visit and follow-up interventions targeting risk factors for disability and falls (group 1, n = 635); a general health promotion… CONTINUE READING

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