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Predictors of injurious falls and fear of falling differ: an 11-year longitudinal study of incident events in older people

Clemson, Lindy; Kendig, Hal; Mackenzie, Lynette; Browning, Colette


OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study is to identify the intrinsic, psychosocial and lifestyle factors, which, over time, predict the incidence of having a fall requiring medical attention (injurious fall) or of acquiring a fear of falling (FOF). METHOD: Data from 1,000 participants in the Melbourne Longitudinal Studies on Healthy Ageing (MELSHA, 1994-2005) were analyzed using cox regressions and hazard ratios. RESULTS: The predictors of injurious falls (n = 900, events = 200) were increasing...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015-02-09
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Aging and Health
DOI: 10.1177/0898264314546716


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