Risk Profiles for Injurious Falls in People Over 60: A Population-Based Cohort Study

@inproceedings{Ek2018RiskPF,
  title={Risk Profiles for Injurious Falls in People Over 60: A Population-Based Cohort Study},
  author={Stina Ek and Debora Rizzuto and Laura Fratiglioni and Kristina Johnell and Weili Xu and Anna-Karin Welmer},
  booktitle={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  year={2018}
}
Background Although falls in older adults are related to multiple risk factors, these factors have commonly been studied individually. We aimed to identify risk profiles for injurious falls in older adults by detecting clusters of established risk factors and quantifying their impact on fall risk. Methods Participants were 2,566 people, aged 60 years and older, from the population-based Swedish National Study on Aging and Care in Kungsholmen. Injurious falls was defined as hospitalization for… CONTINUE READING
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