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

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Original languageEnglish
Article number4
Number of pages15
JournalBMC Nursing
Publication statusPublished - 19 Feb 2014


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


© 2014 Bunn et al. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited.

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