Characteristics of the middle-age adult inpatient fall

16/02/2016

Source: Applied Nursing Research, 2016, online

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Date of publication: January 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This retrospective analysis looked to describe characteristics of middle-age inpatient fallers and the risk factors behind their falls and injuries. The age group of 45-64 years was compared with ages 21-44 and 65-90. Their acute illness was found to mark them as vulnerable to fall and injury, the same as the older population, and they should not be overlooked for prevention measures.

Length of publication: 1 page

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Leisure-Time Physical Activity, Falls, and Fall Injuries in Middle-Aged Adults

16/09/2015

Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2015, online

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Date of publication: July 2015

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Exercise and strength training has been shown to protect older adults, aged 65+, against falls, but evidence is lacking for the role of physical activity during leisure time for middle-aged adults. This means falls tend to be more prevalent and are more likely to result in injury. This study investigated the association between self-reported engagement in leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) and the frequency of falls and fall-related injuries in middle-aged and older adults.

Length of publication: 1 page


Operational definitions of sarcopenia and their associations with 5-year changes in falls risk in community-dwelling middle-aged and older adults

24/02/2014

Source: Osteoporosis International

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Date of publication: January 2014 25(1) pps 187-193

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A study to verify associations between sarcopenia and falls risk and to determine changes in sarcopenia prevalence over 5 years in middle-aged and older men and women according to different anthropometric and performance-based operational definitions.

Length of publication: 6 pages

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