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Title: Falls, aging, and disability
Author(s): Finlayson, Marcia L.; Peterson, Elizabeth W.
Subject(s): accidental falls risk factors fall prevention aging
Abstract: 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.
Issue Date: 2010-05
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation Info: Finlayson, M. L. & Peterson, E. W. 2010. Falls, aging, and disability. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America. 21(2): 357-373. DOI: 10.1016/j.pmr.2009.12.003
Type: Article
Description: 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
ISSN: 1558-1381
Date Available in INDIGO: 2011-03-01

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