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The optimal sequence and selection of screening test items to predict fall risk in older disabled women: the Women's Health and Aging Study.

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BACKGROUND: Falls are a major cause of disability, dependence, and death in older people. Brief screening algorithms may be helpful in identifying risk and leading to more detailed assessment. Our aim was to determine the most effective sequence of falls screening test items from a wide selection of recommended items including self-report and performance tests, and to compare performance with other published guidelines. METHODS: Data were from a prospective, age-stratified, cohort study. Par...

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10.1093/gerona/63.10.1082

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
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Author
Journal:
The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences
Volume:
63
Issue:
10
Pages:
1082-1088
Publication date:
2008-10-05
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EISSN:
1758-535X
ISSN:
1079-5006
URN:
uuid:468cff05-2aa9-4596-bb44-3f7da1ece5cb
Source identifiers:
127116
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pubs:127116

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