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Precipitating factors for falls among patients with dementia on a psychogeriatric ward
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Geriatric Medicine. Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Geriatric Medicine. Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Geriatric Medicine.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy.
2010 (English)In: International psychogeriatrics, ISSN 1041-6102, E-ISSN 1741-203X, Vol. 22, no 4, 641-649 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

It is possible to identify many precipitating factors that may contribute to a fall. Falls in people with dementia should be regarded as a symptom of acute disease or as a drug side-effect until proven otherwise. Prompt detection of these relevant factors is, therefore, essential.

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2010. Vol. 22, no 4, 641-649 p.
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accidental falls; risk factors; dementia; hospitals; prospective studies
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Physiotherapy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-41293DOI: 10.1017/S1041610209991724ISI: 000278040700014PubMedID: 20122302OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-41293DiVA: diva2:405528
Available from: 2011-03-22 Created: 2011-03-22 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved

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