Variations in initial acceptance and continued adherence to wearing hip protectors: Are they explained by factors other than staff attitude?
Centre for Health Services Studies, 72 pp.
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Hip fractures are an important consequence of falling. Methods of preventing hip
1. reducing the risk of falling ,
2. strengthen ing (or maintaining the strength of bones) through osteoporosis
treatment and prevention , and
3. through the use of hip protecto rs.
Cluster-randomised trials indicate that for those living in residential care and nursing
homes with a high risk of hip fracture. a programme of providing hip protectors appears
to reduce the incidence of hip fractures.
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