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Older people living at home: associations between falls and health complaints in men and women

This journal article looks at patients over 75 and self reported falls and links to health status. The research found “an association is evident between falls and urinary incontinence, poor self-rated health and tiredness for older persons living at home. Gender differences in falls show an association with poor self-rated health, tiredness and pain in the hands, elbows, legs or knees.”

 

Read the abstract at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jocn.12279/abstract

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