A CDC compendium of effective fall interventions : what works for community-dwelling older adults. 3rd edition
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A CDC compendium of effective fall interventions : what works for community-dwelling older adults. 3rd edition

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      This report is intended to showcase specific interventions for which there is published evidence of the intervention’s ability to reduce falls among community-dwelling older adults. The compilation of this information can help public health practitioners, senior service providers, clinicians, and others who want to address falls in their community.

      For this 3rd edition of the Compendium, CDC gathered information about fall prevention studies that met the following criteria:

      • Published in the peer-reviewed literature

      • Included community-dwelling adults aged 60 and older

      • Used a randomized controlled study design

      • Was specifically designed to be a fall prevention intervention

      • Measured falls or the proportion of fallers as an outcome

      • Demonstrated statistically significant positive results in reducing older adult falls • Took place in a community or clinical setting

      This selection methodology differed from previous versions in that the selected age criteria was changed from 65 and older to 60 and older. Interventions implemented in clinical settings also were included. A literature review was conducted in 2014 and identified 12 interventions published between January 1, 2009 and September 30, 2014. We also identified seven interventions published before 2009 that met the expanded criteria.


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