Preventing falls among older people with mental health problems: a systematic review

Frances Bunn, Angela Dickinson, Charles Melvyn Simpson, Venkat Narayanan, Deborah Humphrey, Caroline Griffiths, Wendy Martin, Christina Victor

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Abstract

Falls are a leading cause of mortality and morbidity in older people and the risk of falling is exacerbated by mental health conditions. Existing reviews have focused on people with dementia and cognitive impairment, but not those with other mental health conditions or in mental health settings. The objective of this review is to evaluate the effectiveness of fall prevention interventions for older people with mental health problems being cared for across all settings
Original languageEnglish
Article number4
Number of pages15
JournalBMC Nursing
Volume13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Feb 2014

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