|Title||Strategies to reduce the risk of falling: Cohort study analysis with 1-year follow-up in community dwelling older adults|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Authors||Morris JN, Howard EP, Steel K, Berg K, Tchalla A, Munankarmi A, David D|
|Type of Article||journal article|
According to the CDC, falls rank among the leading causes of accidental death in the United States, resulting in significant health care costs annually. In this paper we present information about everyday lifestyle decisions of the older adult that may help reduce the risk of falling. We pursued two lines of inquiry: first, we identify and then test known mutable fall risk factors and ask how the resolution of such problems correlates with changes in fall rates. Second, we identify a series of everyday lifestyle options that persons may follow and then ask, does such engagement (e.g., engagement in exercise programs) lessen the older adult’s risk of falling and if it does, will the relationship hold as the count of risk factors increases?
|Short Title||BMC geriatrics|