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Prevention of falls in nursing homes: subgroup analyses of a randomized fall prevention trial.

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OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness of a multifactorial fall prevention program in prespecified subgroups of nursing home residents. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of a cluster-randomized, controlled trial. SETTING: Six nursing homes in Germany. PARTICIPANTS: Seven hundred twenty-five long-stay residents; median age 86; 80% female. INTERVENTION: Staff and resident education on fall prevention, advice on environmental adaptations, recommendation to wear hip protectors, and progressive balan...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Büchele, G More by this author
Lindemann, U More by this author
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Journal:
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Volume:
56
Issue:
6
Pages:
1092-1097
Publication date:
2008-06-05
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EISSN:
1532-5415
ISSN:
0002-8614
URN:
uuid:e55d50fa-4c7f-4647-abcd-42c6fbbe919a
Source identifiers:
127131
Local pid:
pubs:127131

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