Social status, life changes, housing conditions, health, functional abilities and life-style as risk factors for recurrent falls among the home-dwelling elderly.

@article{Luukinen1996SocialSL,
  title={Social status, life changes, housing conditions, health, functional abilities and life-style as risk factors for recurrent falls among the home-dwelling elderly.},
  author={Heikki Luukinen and Kaarina Koski and S L Kivela and Pekka Laippala},
  journal={Public health},
  year={1996},
  volume={110 2},
  pages={115-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To define the risk factors for recurrent falls in the home-dwelling elderly. DESIGN A prospective population-based study covering two years. SETTING Five rural municipalities around the city Oulu, northern Finland. PARTICIPANTS All home-dwelling elderly persons (N = 1,016) aged 70 years or older living in the municipalities. OUTCOME MEASURES The risk factors of recurrent falling by variables related to social status, life changes, housing conditions, health, functional… CONTINUE READING

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