Strategies to reduce the risk of falling

Morris, J.N. et al. Strategies to reduce the risk of falling: Cohort study analysis with 1-year follow-up in community dwelling older adults. BMC Geriatrics. Published: 29 April 2016

This paper presents information about everyday lifestyle decisions of the older adult that may help reduce the risk of falling.  Two lines of inquiry are pursued: first, the authors identify and then test known mutable fall risk factors and ask how the resolution of such problems correlates with changes in fall rates. Second, they identify a series of everyday lifestyle options that persons may follow and then ask, does such engagement (e.g., engagement in exercise programs) lessen the older adult’s risk of falling and if it does, will the relationship hold as the count of risk factors increases?

Read the full paper: Strategies to reduce the risk of falling: Cohort study analysis with 1-year follow-up in community dwelling older adults

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