Reducing falls among geriatric rehabilitation patients: a controlled clinical trial

Vieira, Edgar Ramos; Berean, Colleen; Paches, Debra; Caveny, Penny; Yuen, Doris; Ballash, Lauralee; Freund-Heritage, Rosalie
April 2013
Clinical Rehabilitation;Apr2013, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p325
Academic Journal
The article presents a study that assessed the efficacy of an intervention programme to reduce falls among geriatric rehabilitation patients. The programme was based on interviews and systematic reviews. The rates of falls were recorded before and after the intervention. Evidence showed decrease in the percentage of the rate of falls on the intervention ward after implementation. It concluded that the intervention programme reduced falls among geriatric rehabilitation patients.


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