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A pilot evaluation of the efficacy of an elderly falls prevention programme at St Camillus Hospital, Limerick.

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dc.contributor.author Cahalan, Róisin Máire
dc.contributor.author Coote, Susan
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-17T15:38:50Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-17T15:38:50Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/4891
dc.description non-peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Falls and their consequences are prevalent and potentially debilitating events for older individuals. Amongst community dwelling elderly, it is estimated that a lifetime cumulative incidence of falls is between 25% and 40%.1 Falls may expedite a myriad of physical and psychological complications as well as premature admission to residential care.2 Additionally, societal financial costs related to elderly falls can be substantial.3 While there is evidence to support the efficacy of a multifactorial, multidisciplinary intervention to reduce falls in an elderly population, 4 the effectiveness of “exercise only” falls prevention programmes remains ambiguous. A systematic review of the relevant literature found that while such programmes may have a positive impact on reducing risk factors, only 5 of 13 randomised controlled trials (RCTs) investigated showed a statistically significant positive effect on falls reduction.5 A review of the published literature since that time has shown continued equivocacy regarding the efficacy of such programmes in reducing falls. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher HSE en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries National Institute of Health Sciences Research Bulletin;4 (4), pp. 48-50
dc.subject elderly falls prevention en_US
dc.title A pilot evaluation of the efficacy of an elderly falls prevention programme at St Camillus Hospital, Limerick. en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.date.updated 2016-02-17T14:55:58Z
dc.description.version PUBLISHED
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1127373
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.description.status Not peer reviewed


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