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ACE Report #5991
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The Chaos Clinic Falls Prevention Program effective for reducing falls in elderly patients


Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Effectiveness of the Chaos Falls Clinic in preventing falls and injuries of home-dwelling older adults: a randomised controlled trial

Injury. 2014 Jan;45(1):265-71. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2013.03.010. Epub 2013 Apr 8

Contributing Authors: M Palvanen P Kannus M Piirtola S Niemi J Parkkari M Jarvinen

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Synopsis

1314 patients (>70 years of age) were recruited to investigate the effect of the Chaos Clinic Falls Prevention Programme on fall prevention in older patients. Participants were randomized to either the Chaos Clinic Falls Prevention Programme or to a control intervention (general injury prevention brochure). Follow-up was conducted over 1 year, and results indicated that the Chaos Clinic Falls Prev...

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