Fall Prevention Methods

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This article is a review of various studies done to test interventions to reduce the occurrence of falls in the elderly. Prevention of falls is the goal to reduce the increasing amount of fractures in adults over the age of 50. Risk factors for falls include age, being female, cognitive impairments, medical factors such as diagnosis, use of certain medications, environmental factors, and other physical impairments. These studies use fall prevention strategies to test effectiveness at reducing falls. Hypothesis Fall preventive interventions can reduce the frequency of falls in the elderly population. To reduce falls physical training programs, such as balance and strength training, were tested. Also, various medications such as vitamin
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