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Commentary on: Seon HL, Soyoung Yu. Effectiveness of multifactorial interventions in preventing falls among older adults in the community: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Nurs Stud 2020;106:103564. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2020.103564.
Implications for practice and research
Multifaceted falls prevention is effective in reducing fall rates for high-risk and healthy community-dwelling older adults.
Exercise or an environmental modification component are important moderating factors in the effectiveness of multifaceted falls prevention in community-dwelling older adults.
Further high-quality research is required in the exploration of important mediating factors in the effectiveness of multifactorial interventions for falls prevention in community-dwelling older adults.
A fall is defined as an event that causes a person to, unintentionally, rest on the ground and is not a result of a major intrinsic event or hazard.1 Falls have both a significant clinical and psychological impact on the person and can place …
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