Source: Age and ageing, 2013 (online)
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Date of publication: September 2013
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell: This prospective study investigated the association between major life events/sudden emotion stress and fall and fracture risk. It found that stressful life events were associated with falls, especially multiple falls, even adjusting for age, diseases, past falls, depression and other such risk factors. Risk of falling increased with the number of types of stressful life events. The study concluded that stressful life events significantly increased the risk of falls independent of other risks, but did not independently increase risk of fractures.
Length of publication: 1 page
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