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Can occupational therapist-led home environmental assessment prevent falls in older people? A modified cohort randomised controlled trial protocol

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Introduction Falls and fall-related injuries are a serious cause of morbidity and cost to society. Environmental hazards are implicated as a major contributor to falls among older people. A recent Cochrane review found an environmental assessment, undertaken by an occupational therapist, to be an effective approach to reducing falls. However, none of the trials included a cost-effectiveness evaluation in the UK setting. This protocol describes a large multicentre trial invest... Expand abstract
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10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022488

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Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme: grant number 14/49/149
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BMJ Publisher's website
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BMJ Open Journal website
Volume:
8
Issue:
9
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Article: e022488
Publication date:
2018-09-10
Acceptance date:
2018-08-14
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2044-6055
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pubs:920804
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uri:30a3b20a-45ae-4620-aa63-ac2edfd5e841
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uuid:30a3b20a-45ae-4620-aa63-ac2edfd5e841
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pubs:920804
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