Community-based health efforts for the prevention of falls in the elderly.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/205732
Title:
Community-based health efforts for the prevention of falls in the elderly.
Authors:
Hanley, Alan; Silke, Carmel; Murphy, John
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, Letterkenny General Hospital, Letterkenny, Co Donegal,, Ireland. alan.hanley@gmail.com
Citation:
Clin Interv Aging. 2011;6:19-25. Epub 2010 Dec 20.
Journal:
Clinical interventions in aging
Issue Date:
31-Jan-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/205732
DOI:
10.2147/CIA.S9489
PubMed ID:
21472088
Abstract:
Falls are a major public health problem in the elderly population. The associated health care cost is great. It has therefore become an important public health matter to evaluate those interventions that might be effective in reducing the risk of falls. Risk factors that predict an increased risk of falling are described. We discuss interventions that can be employed in the community to reduce the risk of falls and associated injuries by discipline, including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and physician-led interventions. We also discuss the cost-effectiveness of such interventions.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Accidental Falls/economics/*prevention & control; Aged; Community Health Services/economics/*methods; Cost-Benefit Analysis; *Health Services for the Aged/economics; Humans; Ireland/epidemiology; Risk Factors; Wounds and Injuries/economics/epidemiology/*prevention & control
ISSN:
1178-1998 (Electronic); 1176-9092 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHanley, Alanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSilke, Carmelen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, Johnen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-31T16:31:21Z-
dc.date.available2012-01-31T16:31:21Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-31T16:31:21Z-
dc.identifier.citationClin Interv Aging. 2011;6:19-25. Epub 2010 Dec 20.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1178-1998 (Electronic)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1176-9092 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid21472088en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.2147/CIA.S9489en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/205732-
dc.description.abstractFalls are a major public health problem in the elderly population. The associated health care cost is great. It has therefore become an important public health matter to evaluate those interventions that might be effective in reducing the risk of falls. Risk factors that predict an increased risk of falling are described. We discuss interventions that can be employed in the community to reduce the risk of falls and associated injuries by discipline, including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and physician-led interventions. We also discuss the cost-effectiveness of such interventions.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAccidental Falls/economics/*prevention & controlen_GB
dc.subject.meshAgeden_GB
dc.subject.meshCommunity Health Services/economics/*methodsen_GB
dc.subject.meshCost-Benefit Analysisen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Health Services for the Aged/economicsen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshIreland/epidemiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshRisk Factorsen_GB
dc.subject.meshWounds and Injuries/economics/epidemiology/*prevention & controlen_GB
dc.titleCommunity-based health efforts for the prevention of falls in the elderly.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Medicine, Letterkenny General Hospital, Letterkenny, Co Donegal,, Ireland. alan.hanley@gmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalClinical interventions in agingen_GB
dc.description.provinceUlster-

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