Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 2013, Vol 14 no 11 p. 832-836
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Date of publication: November 2013
Publication Type: Journal article
In a nutshell: This study looked at determining the characteristics associated with single and multiple fallers in a post-acute rehabilitation centre. It found that the majority of fallers were older males who were frail and suffered cognitive impairment and depressive symptoms. Multiple fallers were particularly at risk of poor functional recovery and increased health service use. Specific programs targeting these patients should be developed in further studies.
Length of publication: 4 pages
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