Early experience of a fall and fracture prevention clinic at Mayo General Hospital.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127241
Title:
Early experience of a fall and fracture prevention clinic at Mayo General Hospital.
Authors:
Hanley, A; Ali, M T; Murphy, J
Affiliation:
Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont, Dublin 9, Ireland. alanhanley@gmail.com
Citation:
Early experience of a fall and fracture prevention clinic at Mayo General Hospital. 2010, 179 (2):277-8 Ir J Med Sci
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
Jun-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127241
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-009-0444-z
PubMed ID:
19847591
Abstract:
Falls in the elderly are a significant public health problem. Previous studies have shown that most falls are multifactorial and an efficacious way of reducing the risk of falling is provided by a falls clinic.; A falls clinic runs every 2 weeks at Mayo General Hospital; we report on the activity of this clinic during its first year.; We performed a chart review and collected the following data. Thirty-seven patients attended the clinic. All patients were seen by a physiotherapist, occupational therapist, physician and pharmacist. Six patients had a further fall within a 12-month period; 2 of these suffered a further fracture. No patients were readmitted to hospital.; The results show a reduction in fall occurrence from previously reported rates in this at-risk population. We find the falls clinic a convenient and effective method of managing elderly people who are at increased risk of falling.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Accidental Falls; Age Factors; Aged; Female; Fractures, Bone; Health Promotion; Hip Fractures; Humans; Ireland; Male; Middle Aged; Osteoporosis; Program Evaluation; Risk Factors; Social Marketing; Time Factors
ISSN:
1863-4362

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHanley, Aen
dc.contributor.authorAli, M Ten
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, Jen
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-05T14:51:38Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-05T14:51:38Z-
dc.date.issued2010-06-
dc.identifier.citationEarly experience of a fall and fracture prevention clinic at Mayo General Hospital. 2010, 179 (2):277-8 Ir J Med Scien
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362-
dc.identifier.pmid19847591-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-009-0444-z-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/127241-
dc.description.abstractFalls in the elderly are a significant public health problem. Previous studies have shown that most falls are multifactorial and an efficacious way of reducing the risk of falling is provided by a falls clinic.-
dc.description.abstractA falls clinic runs every 2 weeks at Mayo General Hospital; we report on the activity of this clinic during its first year.-
dc.description.abstractWe performed a chart review and collected the following data. Thirty-seven patients attended the clinic. All patients were seen by a physiotherapist, occupational therapist, physician and pharmacist. Six patients had a further fall within a 12-month period; 2 of these suffered a further fracture. No patients were readmitted to hospital.-
dc.description.abstractThe results show a reduction in fall occurrence from previously reported rates in this at-risk population. We find the falls clinic a convenient and effective method of managing elderly people who are at increased risk of falling.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAccidental Falls-
dc.subject.meshAge Factors-
dc.subject.meshAged-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshFractures, Bone-
dc.subject.meshHealth Promotion-
dc.subject.meshHip Fractures-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshOsteoporosis-
dc.subject.meshProgram Evaluation-
dc.subject.meshRisk Factors-
dc.subject.meshSocial Marketing-
dc.subject.meshTime Factors-
dc.titleEarly experience of a fall and fracture prevention clinic at Mayo General Hospital.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentBeaumont Hospital, Beaumont, Dublin 9, Ireland. alanhanley@gmail.comen
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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