Source: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 2013, 56 (1), p. 160-168
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Date of publication: January-February 2013
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell: This Swedish study was to investigate the prevalence and predictors of falls in the elderly. It was conducted over a six year period and recorded socio-demographics, physical function, health complaints, cognition, quality of life and medications. The prevalence of falls was recorded separately for those under 80 compared to those 80+, and showed that since falls and dizziness are persistent in those over 80, they should be treated as chronic conditions.
Length of publication: 8 pages
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