Variations in initial acceptance and continued adherence to wearing hip protectors: Are they explained by factors other than staff attitude?

Cryer, P.C. (2004) 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. (Full text available)

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Abstract

Hip fractures are an important consequence of falling. Methods of preventing hip fractures include: 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.

Item Type: Research report (external)
Uncontrolled keywords: hip fracture, elderly, falls, osteoporosis, bones
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2010 09:21
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2011 05:07
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/24544 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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