Source: Age and Ageing, 2012, 41 (5) p. 606-612
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Date of publication: September 2012
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell: This study investigated whether depression can predict falls in community-dwelling older people in Taiwan, in addition to problems with vision, strength and balance. Depressive symptoms were found to be significantly more prevalent in those who experienced one or more falls compared to those who didn’t fall. The findings suggest that interventions to treat depression should be built into falls prevention strategies.
Length of publication: 6 pages
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