All eligible residents of a long-term care facility (488 women and 147 men with a 6-month minimum stay) were prospectively followed for 1 month for the development of falls.
Use of psychotropic medications (excluding as needed prescriptions), functional status, and a history of falls were assessed at the start of the study month.
Results of analyses using logistic modeling procedure suggest that institutionalized women on antidepressants may have an increased risk of falling, regardless of fall history, functional status, or age.
A relationship between antidepressants and falls was not found for men.
Mots-clés Pascal : Antidépresseur, Chute, Etablissement troisième âge, Psychotrope, Epidémiologie, Traumatisme, Vieillard, Homme, Sexe, Massachusetts, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Toxicité
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Antidepressant agent, Fall, Homes for the aged, Psychotropic, Epidemiology, Trauma, Elderly, Human, Sex, Massachusetts, United States, North America, America, Toxicity
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