Determining elderly people at high risk of falling in Japan

Source: International Journal of Gerontology, 2013, 7 (1), p. 13-16

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Date of publication: March 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study aimed to determine useful risk factors that can be used to screen for the elderly at high risk of falling. Demura at el’s fall-risk assessment scale consists of previous fall experience and 50 other fall-risk assessment items related to the potential for falling, physical function, disease and other such factors. The results suggest that the potential for falling is a useful risk factor when screening the elderly.

Length of publication: 3 pages

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