Fall risk in women over 50 after distal radius fracture

19/12/2017

Source: Journal of Hand Therapy, 2017, online

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Date of publication: November 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The purpose of this study was to determine changes in overall functional status over the first year after a Distal Radial Fracture in women aged 50 years and older. Seventy-eight women were assessed for balance, balance confidence, lower extremity strength, gait speed, fall history, physical activity levels, and self-reported wrist pain and function at intervals after DRF. Groups of participants aged 50-65 years and 65 years and older were compared. Both groups had the same pattern of recovery, though the older group has a lower functional status which can lead to fall risk.

Length of publication: 1 page

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Mortality and profiles of community-dwelling fallers: the EPIDOS cohort

16/10/2014

Source: Maturitas: The European Menopause Journal, online 04 August 2014

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Date of publication: August 2014

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study assessed the long-term survival of community-dwelling elderly women after four different types of fall: ‘inside’, ‘outside’, ‘environmental’ and ‘falls from heights’. Inside falls were found to be markers of shorter survival rates and should trigger proper prevention and protection measures.

Length of publication: 1 page

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