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dc.contributor.advisorHale, LaDonna S.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSudbeck, Marcyen_US
dc.contributor.authorSchrader, Melissaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-15T14:52:01Z
dc.date.available2011-07-15T14:52:01Z
dc.date.issued2011-05-04en_US
dc.identifier.citationSudbeck, Marcy & Schrader, Melissa (2011). Fall Prevention Programs in Rural Areas: A Systematic Review. -- In Proceedings: 7th Annual Symposium: Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p. 142-143en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/3566
dc.descriptionPaper presented to the 7th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Marcus Welcome Center, Wichita State University, May 4, 2011.en_US
dc.descriptionResearch completed at the Department of Physician Assistanten_US
dc.description.abstractFalls are a leading cause of injury and disability among older adults. A systematic literature review of Cochrane Library, MEDLINE, CINAHL, and Internet was conducted to evaluate efficacy of rural, community-dwelling fall prevention programs. Four studies focusing on different fall prevention programs were evaluated: 1) tai chi, 2) medication review, 3) program of education, exercise, home safety, and nutritional counseling, and 4) a comparison of education, home safety, and exercise. Two studies directly measured fall reduction, tai chi (no difference) and medication review (mixed results). All four demonstrated improvements in some fall risk factors. These strategies may effectively reduce fall risk factors in the rural setting [Grade B]. Not enough evidence exists to make a recommendation regarding actual fall reduction.en_US
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dc.publisherWichita State University. Graduate Schoolen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGRASPen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesv.7en_US
dc.titleFall Prevention Programs in Rural Areas: A Systematic Reviewen_US
dc.typeConference paperen_US


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