Precipitating factors for falls among patients with dementia on a psychogeriatric ward
2010 (English)In: International psychogeriatrics, ISSN 1041-6102, E-ISSN 1741-203X, Vol. 22, no 4, 641-649 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 22, no 4, 641-649 p.
accidental falls; risk factors; dementia; hospitals; prospective studies
Research subject Physiotherapy
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-41293DOI: 10.1017/S1041610209991724ISI: 000278040700014PubMedID: 20122302OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-41293DiVA: diva2:405528