Description

Unintentional falls among community dwelling older adults are a common, serious and potentially preventable public health problem. In the United States, the annual incidence of fall related injuries per 100,000

Unintentional falls among community dwelling older adults are a common, serious and potentially preventable public health problem. In the United States, the annual incidence of fall related injuries per 100,000 persons was 4,616 in 2001, rising to 5,252 in 2008. The annual incidence of fall related deaths per 100,000 persons was 29.3 in 2000, rising to 41.86 in 2006. Older adults are particularly vulnerable to falls as they age. Potential consequences include fractures, emergency room, hospital and nursing home admissions, dependence, confusion, immobilization, depression, and death.

Reuse Permissions
  • 2.63 MB application/pdf

    Download count: 0

    Details

    Contributors
    Date Created
    • 2012
    Resource Type
  • Text
  • Collections this item is in
    Note
    • Partial requirement for: Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2012
      Note type
      thesis
    • Includes bibliographical references (p. 173-201)
      Note type
      bibliography
    • Field of study: Nursing and healthcare innovation

    Citation and reuse

    Statement of Responsibility

    by Siobhan McMahon

    Machine-readable links