Medications and chronic diseases as risk factors for falling injuries in the elderly.
Diseases and medications associated with the occurrence of falls leading to medical treatment in elderly Finns (65 yrs or older) during a one-year period are presented.
The design was that of a case-control study involving 380 fallers seeking medical treatment and 342 unmatched controls selected randomly from the population register.
The occurrence of a fall was shown by logistic regression analysis to be related to advanced age, presence of benzodiazepine in the serum, hypertrophy of the prostate, poor mental capacity, presence of chronic lung disease and asthma, use of analgesics and use of digitalis in the men, and to advanced age, poor mental capacity, presence of benzodiazepine in the serum, use of analgesics and non-occurrence of lower limb arthrosis in the women.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Chute, Facteur risque, Epidémiologie, Maladie, Médicament, Vieillard, Homme, Age, Finlande, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Fall, Risk factor, Epidemiology, Disease, Drug, Elderly, Human, Age, Finland, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0063556
Code Inist : 002B16H. Création : 199406.