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Validity of 12-month falls recall in community-dwelling older women participating in a clinical trial

Sanders, Kerrie M., Stuart, Amanda L., Scott, David, Kotowicz, Mark A. and Nicholson, Geoff C. 2015, Validity of 12-month falls recall in community-dwelling older women participating in a clinical trial, International journal of endocrinology, vol. 2015, Article ID : 210527, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1155/2015/210527.

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Title Validity of 12-month falls recall in community-dwelling older women participating in a clinical trial
Author(s) Sanders, Kerrie M.
Stuart, Amanda L.
Scott, David
Kotowicz, Mark A.ORCID iD for Kotowicz, Mark A. orcid.org/0000-0002-8094-1411
Nicholson, Geoff C.
Journal name International journal of endocrinology
Volume number 2015
Season Article ID : 210527
Start page 1
End page 6
Total pages 6
Publisher Hindawi
Place of publication New York, N.Y.
Publication date 2015
ISSN 1687-8337
Keyword(s) falls
older women
community dwelling
Summary Objectives. To compare 12-month falls recall with falls reported prospectively on daily falls calendars in a clinical trial of women aged ≥70 years. Methods. 2,096 community-dwelling women at high risk of falls and/or fracture completed a daily falls calendar and standardised interviews when falls were recorded, for 12 months. Data were compared to a 12-month falls recall question that categorised falls status as “no falls,” “a few times,” “several,” and “regular” falls. Results. 898 (43%) participants reported a fall on daily falls calendars of whom 692 (77%) recalled fall(s) at 12 months. Participants who did not recall a fall were older (median 79.3 years versus 77.8 years, ). Smaller proportions of fallers who sustained an injury or accessed health care failed to recall a fall (all ). Among participants who recalled “no fall,” 85% reported zero falls on daily calendars. Few women selected falls categories of “several times” or “regular” (4.1% and 0.4%, resp.) and the sensitivity of these categories was low (30% to 33%). Simply categorising participants into fallers or nonfallers had 77% sensitivity and 94% specificity. Conclusion. For studies where intensive ascertainment of falls is not feasible, 12-month falls recall questions with fewer responses may be an acceptable alternative.
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Language eng
DOI 10.1155/2015/210527
Field of Research 110321 Rehabilitation and Therapy (excl Physiotherapy)
Socio Economic Objective 920299 Health and Support Services not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2015, The Authors
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Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30074825

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