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Falls, aging, and disability

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posted on 01.03.2011 by Marcia L. Finlayson, Elizabeth W. Peterson
Falls are a major public health problem, contributing to significant morbidity and mortality among older adults in the US. This paper summarizes and compares – (a) fall prevalence rates, (b) fall risk factors, (c) consequences of falls, and (d) current knowledge about fall prevention interventions - between community-dwelling older adults and people aging with physical disability. In this latter group, we focus on individuals with multiple sclerosis, late-effects polio, muscular dystrophies and spinal cord injuries.

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Post print version of article may differ from published version. The definitive version is available through Elsevier at DOI: 10.1016/j.pmr.2009.12.003

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Elsevier

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en_US

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1558-1381

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01/05/2010

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