+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ PDF Full Text Service
How our service works
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Epidemiology of falls in the elderly environmental factors prevention proposal

Epidemiology of falls in the elderly environmental factors prevention proposal

Medicina Geriatrica 18(4): 195-201

The authors report the data about the incidence and causes of falls in a population of 5.827 hospitalized patients, 65 years and over. The rate per cent of falls at home and in hospital was 14,1. 9,5 per cent of all admissions to hospital were related with a fall. The percentage of accidental falls was 23,7. The most important environmental risk factors are examined and a proposal of prevention is formulated.

Please choose payment method:

(PDF emailed within 1 workday: $29.90)

Accession: 005376110

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

Related references

Falls among the elderly: epidemiology and prevention. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 4(5): 282-288, 1988

Falls and fractures in the elderly people: epidemiology and prevention. Nihon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi. Japanese Journal of Geriatrics 43(1): 7, 2006

The social epidemiology of falls among community-dwelling elderly: guidelines for prevention. Disability and Rehabilitation 14(3): 113-121, 1992

Falls among the elderly human and environmental factors. Accident Analysis and Prevention 10(1): 21-34, 1978

The prevention of falls in later life. A report of the Kellogg International Work Group on the Prevention of Falls by the Elderly. Danish Medical Bulletin 34(Suppl. 4): 1-24, 1987

Falls in the elderly, from the risk factors to prevention. Soins. Gerontologie .(114): 10-12, 2015

Social and environmental factors associated with the occurrence of falls in the elderly. Ciencia and Saude Coletiva 18(12): 3507-3514, 2013

Falls in older people: epidemiology, risk factors and strategies for prevention. Age and Ageing 35(Suppl. 2): Ii37-Ii41, 2006

Hip fractures. Epidemiology, risk factors, falls, energy absorption, hip protectors, and prevention. Danish Medical Bulletin 44(2): 155-168, 1997

Falls among elderly and its relation with their health problems and surrounding environmental factors in Riyadh. Journal of Family and Community Medicine 25(1): 29-34, 2018

Vitamin D and calcium treatment and environmental adjustment in the prevention of falls and osteoporotic fractures among elderly Danish community residents. Journal of Bone & Mineral Research 17(Suppl 1): S157, 2002

Falls in elderly patients--assessment of falls with reference to etiology and prevention. Therapeutische Umschau. Revue Therapeutique 57(12): 733-738, 2000

An outpatient multifactorial falls prevention intervention does not reduce falls in high-risk elderly Danes. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 57(6): 971-977, 2009

Predictors of falls in a high risk population: results from the prevention of falls in the elderly trial (PROFET). Emergency Medicine Journal 20(5): 421-425, 2003

An ecological study of physical environmental risk factors for elderly falls in an urban setting of Hong Kong. Science of the Total Environment 407(24): 6157-6165, 2009