The impact of community-based interventions for the older population: a quasi-experimental study of a hip-fracture prevention program in Norway

18/01/2019

Source: BMC Geriatrics 

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Date of publication: 13 December 2018

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Hip fractures among older adults are a major public health problem in many countries. Hip fractures are associated with expensive health care treatments, and serious adverse effects on patients’ health and quality-of-life. In this paper, we estimate the effect of a community-based hip fracture prevention program that was initiated in 16 Norwegian municipalities in 2007. Specifically, the participating municipalities implemented one or more of the following interventions: exercise programs for older adults, information and education campaigns to communicate how to effectively reduce falls to care workers and older adults, and preventive home safety assessment and modification help services.

Length of publication: 9 pages

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Factors associated with night-falling in older people with hip fractures

17/12/2014

Source: European Geriatric Medicine, 2014, online

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Date of publication: November 2014

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study examined factors associated with the night-time fall index in a sample of older patients with hip fractures, focusing on the effects of nocturia, which can significantly affect older people. It found that falling on the way to the bathroom, severe nocturia and mobility impairment were independently associated with night-time falls in these patients.

Length of publication: 1 page

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