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Multifaceted falls prevention can help to reduce fall rates in high-risk and healthy community-dwelling older adults
  1. Karen Palmer1,
  2. James Hill2,
  3. Andrew Clegg2
  1. 1Research & Development, Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust, Preston, UK
  2. 2The Health Technology Assessment Group, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, UK
  1. Correspondence to James Hill, The Health Technology Assessment Group, University of Central Lancashire, Preston PR1 2HE, UK; jehill1{at}uclan.ac.uk

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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.

Context

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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  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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