Preventing falls in older people: outcome evaluation of a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Stevens2001PreventingFI,
  title={Preventing falls in older people: outcome evaluation of a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Mike F. Stevens and Carol J Holman and Nicole Bennett and Nicholas de Klerk},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2001},
  volume={49 11},
  pages={1448-55}
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the outcome of an intervention to reduce hazards in the home on the rate of falls in seniors. DESIGN Randomized controlled trial, with follow-up of subjects for 1 year. SETTING Community-based study in Perth, Western Australia. PARTICIPANTS People age 70 and older. INTERVENTION One thousand eight hundred seventy-nine subjects were recruited and randomly allocated by household to the intervention and control groups in the ratio 1:2. Because of early withdrawals, 1… CONTINUE READING