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[Fall Risk and Fracture. Fall risk assessment].
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23628678     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
For the prevention of fall and its associated injuries including various fractures among the elderly, some simple and clinical screening tools for prediction of falls for the community-dwelling elderly have been developed. In Japan, Toba et al. (2005) explored a portable Fall Risk Index (FRI) consisting of 22items for the elderly living in the community. Among these 22 items, selected seven items which were revealed as independent risk factors for previous falls, are also now considered as good predictor for future falls with the sensitivity and specificity of 0.65 and 0.72, respectively. Thus, FRI is considered as useful screening tools to identify high risk elderly people of falls in the community in Japan.
Takao Suzuki
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical calcium     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0917-5857     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Calcium     Publication Date:  2013 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-04-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9433326     Medline TA:  Clin Calcium     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  jpn     Pagination:  661-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Research Institute, National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology, Japan.
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