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dc.contributor.authorPellicer García, Begoña-
dc.contributor.authorAntón-Solanas, Isabel-
dc.contributor.authorRamón-Arbués, Enrique-
dc.contributor.authorGarcía Moyano, Loreto María-
dc.contributor.authorGea-Caballero, Vicente Antonio-
dc.contributor.authorJuárez-Vela, Raúl-
dc.identifier.citationPellicer-García, B.; Antón-Solanas, I.; Ramón-Arbués, E.; García-Moyano, L.; Gea-Caballero, V.; Juárez-Vela, R. Risk of Falling and Associated Factors in Older Adults with a Previous History of Falls. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 4085.es_ES
dc.description.abstractFalls in the elderly are one of the main geriatric syndromes and a clear indicator of fragility in the older adult population. This has serious consequences, leading to an increase in disability, institutionalization and death. The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to analyze the prevalence of risk of falling and associated factors in a population of 213 non-institutionalised, able older adults with a history of falling in the previous year. We used the following assessment tools: Questionnaire of the WHO for the study of falls in the elderly, Geriatric Depression Scale and Tinetti’s Gait and Balance Assessment Tool. Age, using ambulatory assistive devices, polymedication, hospital admission following a fall and depression were significantly associated with risk of falling. In order to prevent fall reoccurrence, community-based fall prevention programs should be implementedes_ES
dc.format.extent7 p.es_ES
dc.publisherMDPI AGes_ES
dc.rightsAtribución 4.0 Internacional*
dc.subjectCaídas accidentaleses_ES
dc.subjectEquilibrio posturales_ES
dc.subjectFactores de riesgoes_ES
dc.titleRisk of falling and associated factors in older adults with a previous history of fallses_ES
dc.typejournal articlees_ES
dc.rights.accessRightsopen accesses_ES
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