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

Cryer, Colin (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. (KAR id:24544)

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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 > RA421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2010 09:21 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:03 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/24544 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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