Consensus guidelines recommend the use of prospective fall diaries in studies of fall rates. We sought to determine the characteristics associated with return and successful completion of a falls diary and whether characteristics such as gender, education level, native language, income, and falls risk influenced self-reported fall rates. Two hundred and seventy people aged 65 years and older participating in a randomized controlled trial evaluating two exercise programmes. Fall diaries were collected for 6 months, then evaluated for correct completion and falls reported.
- falls in elderly
- fall rates
Perry, L., Kendrick, D., Morris, R., Dinan, S., Masud, T., Skelton, D., & Iliffe, S. (2012). Completion and return of fall diaries varies with participants' level of education, first language, and baseline fall risk. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci , 67A(2), 210-214. https://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glr175