Risk factors for falls among older adults: A review of the literature
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2013, vol. 75, issue 1, pp 51-61
Article reviews the relevant literature on the risk factors for falls in older adults, summarizing demographic and modifiable risk factors. The major risk factors identified are impaired balance and gait, polypharmacy, and history of previous falls. Other risk factors include advancing age, female gender, visual impairments, cognitive decline especially attention and executive dysfunction, and environmental factors. Recommendations for the clinician to manage falls in older patients are also summarized
Ambrose, A.F., Paul, G., & Hausdorff, J.
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