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  1. Case–Control Study of Hazards in the Home and Risk of Falls and Hip Fractures

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    | Contributor(s):: Lindy Clemson, Robert G. Cumming, Maryanne Roland

    The importance of environmental hazards in the home as risk factors for falls and fractures is uncertain. A case–control study was conducted, involving people aged 65 years and over referred to an occupational therapy department for home assessment. There were 52 subjects with a recent...

  2. Dogs and cats as environmental fall hazards

    | Contributor(s):: Judy A Stevens, S. L. Teh, Tadesse Haileyesus

    ProblemFalls are the leading cause of non-fatal injuries in the United States. This study assessed the prevalence of fall injuries associated with cats and dogs in the United States and describes the types of injuries sustained, the location, activity, and circumstances under which they...

  3. Physical activity and pet ownership in Year 3 of the Health ABC Study

    | Contributor(s):: Thorpe, Roland J., Jr., Kreisle, Regina A., Glickman, Lawrence T., Simonsick, Eleanor M., Newman, Anne B., Kritchevsky, Stephen

  4. Types of hazards in the homes of elderly people

    | Contributor(s):: Clemson, Lindy, Roland, Maryanne, Cumming, Robert G.