Source: Nephron Clinical Practice, 2011, 118 (3), p278-84
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Date of publication: January 2011
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell: In this pilot study, seventy-six patients on haemodialysis (HD) were assessed during a one year period using baseline assessments and documentation of falls to determine incidence and risk factors for falls amongst HD patients. Follow-up continued for a further two years to establish outcomes among the cohort. Elderley and female HD patients were shown to have a higher risk of falls than their younger and male counterparts and outcomes for HD patients who fell were typically worse with increased likelihood of nursing home admission and hospitalization and also risk of death.
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