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Effect of a statewide fall prevention program on incidence of femoral fractures in residents of long-term care facilities.

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OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effect of a statewide dissemination of a modified evidence-based fall prevention program on incidence of femoral fractures in nursing homes. DESIGN: Observational study of a staged implementation of a successful fall prevention program. SETTING: One thousand three hundred fifty-nine nursing homes in two federal states in the south of Germany. PARTICIPANTS: Nine thousand seventy-seven residents in the intervention homes and 43,583 residents in control homes from th...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Erhardt-Beer, L More by this author
Lindemann, U More by this author
Rissmann, U More by this author
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Journal:
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Volume:
58
Issue:
1
Pages:
70-75
Publication date:
2010-01-05
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EISSN:
1532-5415
ISSN:
0002-8614
URN:
uuid:d84ec1e3-8e88-4a90-b997-01cb8d592699
Source identifiers:
81928
Local pid:
pubs:81928

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