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Femoral Intertrochanteric Fractures of the Patients in the Emergency Department due to Minor Falls: Special Consideration in the Middle-old to Oldest-old Patients

Jang JM, Choi HS, Lee JS, Jeong KY, Hong HP, Ko SH

BACKGROUND: The older population (≥65 years) has rapidly increased in size in recent years. Among them, the middle-to-oldest-old (≥75 years) tend to have a poor health status. Therefore, subdivision and...
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The Effects of Symptom Experiences and Depression on Falls Efficacy in Elderly Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy

Hwang DH, Jung D

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to identify the effects of symptom experience and depression on the falls efficacy of elderly patients who were undergoing chemotherapy. METHODS: The questionnaires were...
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Evaluation of the Humpty Dumpty Falls Scale: An Analysis of Electronic Medical Records

Cho YH, Kim YJ

PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficiency of the Humpty Dumpty Falls Scale as one of the falls risk assessment tools, and also to evaluate risk...
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Positional Asphyxia after Falling to Backward in a Drunken State

Choi J, Ha H

The deceased was found in the basement staircase of a commercial building. He was drunk the night before his death. He went into the building at 00:45 am as per...
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No Evidence of a Contribution of the Vestibular System to Frequent Falls in Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

Goldschagg N, Bremova-Ertl T, Bardins S, Dinca N, Feil K, Krafczyk S, Lorenzl S, Strupp M

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Conflicting results about vestibular function in progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) prompted a systematic examination of the semicircular canal function, otolith function, and postural stability. METHODS: Sixteen patients with...
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Incidence Rate and Characteristics of Falls in Patients Using Comprehensive Nursing Care Service

Son J, Park BK, Lee CH, Ahn KH, Kim JN, Park MH, Choi EY, Boo EH, Kang MJ, Hong JH

BACKGROUND: Falls are the most frequent adverse events reported in hospitals. The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence rate and characteristics of falls in patients who used...
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Predictors of Accidental Falls in the Community-dwelling Elderly by Age

Park NJ, Shin YS

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to identify risk factors of accidental falls by age in the Korean elderly. METHODS: The study subjects included 10,242 community-dwelling elders aged 65 or...
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Association of Falls and Fear of Falling with Mortality in Korean Adults: The Dong-gu Study

Oh J, Choi CK, Kim SA, Kweon SS, Lee YH, Nam HS, Park KS, Ryu SY, Choi SW, Shin MH

This study evaluated the association between falls and the fear of falling (FOF) with the risk of all-cause mortality in Korean adults. The study enrolled 4,386 subjects aged 50 years...
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Correlation of the Korean Version of Falls Efficacy Scale-International With Quantitative Balance and Gait Parameters Through Exercise Program in Elderly Men

Ahn BR, Kang HJ, Choi EJ, Jang SW, Chung HS, Jeon KS

OBJECTIVE: To determine correlation of the Korean version of Falls Efficacy Scale-International (KFES-I) with other gait and balance parameters through exercise program in older men. METHODS: Between July 2015 and April...
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Sarcopenia and lower limb pain are additively related to motor function and a history of falls and fracture in community-dwelling elderly people

Maruya K, Fujita H, Arai T, Asahi R, Morita Y, Ishibashi

OBJECTIVES: To clarify the prevalence and characteristics of pain associated with sarcopenia and to verify the usefulness of evaluation of pain for sarcopenia. METHODS: In total, 759 community-dwelling people (aged 65–79...
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Triggers and Outcomes of Falls in Hematology Patients: Analysis of Electronic Health Records

Jung MK, Lee SM

PURPOSE: The goal was to use electronic health records to identify factors and outcomes associated with falls among patients admitted to hematology units. METHODS: This retrospective case-control study included data from...
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Risk Factors for Falls in Tertiary Hospital Inpatients: A Survival Analysis

Cho YS, Lee YO, Youn YS

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to identify the risk factors for falls in tertiary hospital inpatients and to suggest data for developing a nursing intervention program for preventing...
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Gender and Intentionality Disparities in the Epidemiology and Outcomes of Falls from Height in Korean Adults

Han SU, Kim SP, Kim SH, Cho GC, Kim MJ, Lee JS, Han C

PURPOSE: This study investigated the characteristics of adult patients who had fallen from a height and presented to an emergency room (ER) according to gender and intentionality, with the goal...
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Backward Gait is Associated with Motor Symptoms and Fear of Falling in Patients with De Novo Parkinson's Disease

Kwon KY, Park S, Lee HM, Park YM, Kim J, Kim J, Koh SB

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Many previous studies have investigated forward gait (FG), backward gait (BG), and dual-task gait (DG) in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). However, it remains uncertain whether gait...
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Severe Injuries from Low-height Falls in the Elderly Population

Lee H, Kim SH, Lee SC, Kim S, Cho GC, Kim MJ, Lee JS, Han C

BACKGROUND: Falls from low-height can cause severe injuries in the elderly population. This study was conducted to determine characteristics of injuries from low-height falls. METHODS: We retrospectively review surveillance data on...
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Effects of Walking Program with Dance on Gait, Cognition, and Risk of Falls of Elderly with Dementia in a Long-term Care Hospital

Ju HJ, Jeon MY

PURPOSE: This study was conducted to examine the effects walking program with dance on gait, cognition, and risk of falls of elderly with dementia in a long-term care hospital. METHODS: Subjects...
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The Authors Reply: Discrepancy Between Quarterly Recall and Annual Recall of Falls: What is the Optimal Interval for Telephone Surveys?

Won CW

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Letter to the Editor: Would the Frequent Surveys Over the Year Be Necessary to Assess the Falls and Falls Related Problems Appropriately and Accurately in Community-Dwelling Older Adults?

Seo KH

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Classification of Chronic Dizziness in Elderly People and Relation with Falls

Yang DS, Lee DY, Oh SY, Park JY

OBJECTIVES: Fall is a major cause of morbidity and mortality among older adults. Falls result from many various causes, and dizziness is important risk for falls, especially in the elderly....
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Complications and Socioeconomic Costs Associated With Falls in the Elderly Population

Lee YG, Kim SC, Chang M, Nam E, Kim SG, Cho SI, Ryu DH, Kam S, Choi BY, Park SB, Kim MJ

OBJECTIVE: To explore the incidence, characteristics, complications and socioeconomic impacts associated with falls in community-dwelling elderly. METHODS: From September 1, 2015 to October 12, 2015, a questionnaire-based survey was conducted involving...
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