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ACE Report #5715
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Fall prevention exercises reduce injuries and need for medical care after a fall


Study Type:Meta-analysis/Systematic Review
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

The effect of fall prevention exercise programmes on fall induced injuries in community dwelling older adults: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

BMJ. 2013 Oct 29;347:f6234

Contributing Authors: F El-Khoury B Cassou MA Charles P Dargent-Molina

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Synopsis

17 randomised control trials of fall prevention exercise interventions, targeting community dwelling adults over the age of 60, and providing quantitative data on fall injuries, serious falls, fall related injuries, or fall induced fractures (Four categories of falls were identified: all injurious falls, falls resulting in medical care, severe injurious falls, and falls resulting in fractures) wer...

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