Clinical and Community Strategies to Prevent Falls and Fall-Related Injuries Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults
AffiliationUniv Arizona, Coll Nursing
Univ Arizona, Coll Med, Arizona Ctr Aging
Univ Arizona, Coll Med, Div Geriatr Gen Internal Med & Palliat Med
Univ Arizona, Mel & Enid Zuckerman Coll Publ Hlth
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PublisherW B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC
CitationTaylor-Piliae, R. E., Peterson, R., & Mohler, M. J. (2017). Clinical and community strategies to prevent falls and fall-related injuries among community-dwelling older adults. Nursing Clinics, 52(3), 489-497.
JournalNURSING CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA
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AbstractFalls in older adults are the result of several risk factors across biological and behavioral aspects of the person, along with environmental factors. Falls can trigger a downward spiral in activities of daily living, independence, and overall health outcomes. Clinicians who care for older adults should screen them annually for falls. A multifactorial comprehensive clinical fall assessment coupled with tailored interventions can result in a dramatic public health impact, while improving older adult quality of life. For community-dwelling older adults, effective fall prevention has the potential to reduce serious fall-related injuries, emergency room visits, hospitalizations, institutionalization, and functional decline.
Note12 month embargo; available online 3 August 2017.
VersionFinal accepted manuscript