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Review: exercise interventions reduce falls in elderly people living in the community

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What is the effectiveness of interventions for reducing falls in community-dwelling elderly people?

Review scope

Included studies compared fall-prevention interventions with usual care, control interventions, or other fall-prevention interventions in elderly people; included mainly people who lived in the community; and reported rate of falls or number of people who fell.

Review methods

CENTRAL (Cochrane Library, Issue 2, 2008); Cochrane Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma Group Specialised Register, Medline, CINAHL, and EMBASE/Excerpta Medica (May 2008); PsycINFO and AMED (Sep 2007); trial registries; and reference lists were searched for randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and quasi-RCTs. Experts were contacted. …

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  • Source of funding: Government of Canada, Canada Research Chairs Program; and Accident Compensation Corporation, New Zealand.