Fall Prevention Programs in Rural Areas: A Systematic Review

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dc.contributor.advisor Hale, LaDonna S. en_US
dc.contributor.author Sudbeck, Marcy en_US
dc.contributor.author Schrader, Melissa en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-15T14:52:01Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-15T14:52:01Z
dc.date.issued 2011-05-04 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Sudbeck, 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. 142-143 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10057/3566
dc.description Paper 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.description Research completed at the Department of Physician Assistant en_US
dc.description.abstract Falls 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
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Wichita State University. Graduate School en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries GRASP en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries v.7 en_US
dc.title Fall Prevention Programs in Rural Areas: A Systematic Review en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US

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