Prevention of falls in the elderly: a review

Source: Osteoporosis International, 2013, 24 (3), p. 747-762

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Date of publication: March 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The elderly proportion of society increases, and with it, the frequency of falls, which can result in a number of medical problems. This review identifies randomised controlled trials that have shown to be most effective in reducing falls. These include exercise programmes with several different types of training, anti-slip footwear and nutritional supplements.

Length of publication: 15 pages

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