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Will elderly rest home residents wear hip protectors?

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BACKGROUND: Hip fracture is a common cause of morbidity and mortality in elderly people, for whom osteoporosis, the risk of falling and direct trauma to the hip during the fall are the major risk factors. External hip protectors have been developed which reduce the risk of hip fracture after a fall. However, compliance with their use is uncertain. We addressed this issue in a sample of elderly Dorset rest home residents over a 3-month period. METHODS: 31 rest homes agreed to participate. Of t...

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10.1093/ageing/27.2.195

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDORMS
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Author
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Age and ageing More from this journal
Volume:
27
Issue:
2
Pages:
195-198
Publication date:
1998-03-01
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EISSN:
1468-2834
ISSN:
0002-0729
Language:
English
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uuid:f9c83cf8-da68-40b0-b297-5e2f41b7d20c
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126409
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2013-11-17

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