Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/323792
Title:
Osteoporosis and falls
Authors:
O'Brien, Michele
Citation:
O'Brien M. Osteoporosis and falls. Nurs Gen Prac. 2014:July, 17-19
Publisher:
Nursing in General Practice
Journal:
Nursing in General Practice
Issue Date:
Jul-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/323792
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Osteoporosis is a prevalent disease among older people causing low bone mineral density (BMD) with associated increased fracture risk. The majority of osteoporotic fractures occur as a result of a fall. Falls-related injuries pose a major health issue worldwide, challenging healthcare professionals to address the growing needs of an ever-aging population. Falls can result in injury, both physical and psychological, and even death. Falls are common among older people over 65 years of age and are associated with signifi cant morbidity and mortality. In the recent years, healthcare professionals have started to look at the problem of falls and osteoporosis in order to identify potential risk factors and to explore ways of reducing the problem. Once seen as an inevitable part of the ageing process, fortunately the current thinking now sees both of these issues as largely preventative and treatable.
Keywords:
OLDER PEOPLE; FALL
Local subject classification:
OSTEOPOROSIS

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Brien, Micheleen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-25T09:54:17Z-
dc.date.available2014-07-25T09:54:17Z-
dc.date.issued2014-07-
dc.identifier.citationO'Brien M. Osteoporosis and falls. Nurs Gen Prac. 2014:July, 17-19en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/323792-
dc.descriptionOsteoporosis is a prevalent disease among older people causing low bone mineral density (BMD) with associated increased fracture risk. The majority of osteoporotic fractures occur as a result of a fall. Falls-related injuries pose a major health issue worldwide, challenging healthcare professionals to address the growing needs of an ever-aging population. Falls can result in injury, both physical and psychological, and even death. Falls are common among older people over 65 years of age and are associated with signifi cant morbidity and mortality. In the recent years, healthcare professionals have started to look at the problem of falls and osteoporosis in order to identify potential risk factors and to explore ways of reducing the problem. Once seen as an inevitable part of the ageing process, fortunately the current thinking now sees both of these issues as largely preventative and treatable.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNursing in General Practiceen_GB
dc.subjectOLDER PEOPLEen_GB
dc.subjectFALLen_GB
dc.subject.otherOSTEOPOROSISen_GB
dc.titleOsteoporosis and fallsen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalNursing in General Practiceen_GB
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