Using latent class analysis to model prescription medications in the measurement of falling among a community elderly population

@inproceedings{Hardigan2013UsingLC,
  title={Using latent class analysis to model prescription medications in the measurement of falling among a community elderly population},
  author={Patrick C. Hardigan and David C. Schwartz and William D. Hardigan},
  booktitle={BMC Med. Inf. & Decision Making},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Falls among the elderly are a major public health concern. Therefore, the possibility of a modeling technique which could better estimate fall probability is both timely and needed. Using biomedical, pharmacological and demographic variables as predictors, latent class analysis (LCA) is demonstrated as a tool for the prediction of falls among community dwelling elderly. METHODS Using a retrospective data-set a two-step LCA modeling approach was employed. First, we looked for the… CONTINUE READING
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