TITLE

Review: Interventions targeting intrinsic and environmental risk factors reduce falls in older persons

AUTHOR(S)
Beghe, Claudia
PUB. DATE
July 2004
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Jul/Aug2004, Vol. 141 Issue 1, p17
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Interventions targeting intrinsic and environmental risk factors reduce falls in older persons. In community-dwelling or institutionalized elderly persons, intervention programs that target intrinsic and environmental risk factors reduce the incidence of falls. The relative importance of functional decline and disease and environmental factors, which may contribute to falls, varies according to the population studied: community dwellers, hospitalized patients, or nursing home residents. The identification of fallers, or those at risk for falls, should also immediately prompt the assessment of fracture risk because osteoporotic fractures can be prevented with calcium, vitamin D, and alendronate and possibly the use of hip protectors.
ACCESSION #
13916261

 

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