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Predictors of Adherence to the Use of Hip Protectors in Nursing Home Residents

Warnke, A, Meyer, G, Bender, R, Mühlhauser, I. 2004. JAGS. 
Predictors of Adherence to the Use of Hip Protectors in Nursing Home Residents

The objectives of the main study was to evaluate the effects of an intervention program aimed at increasing adherence to the use of external hip protectors and thereby reducing hip fractures. The use of hip protectors can effectively prevent hip fractures. Trials of hip protectors in nursing homes have reported a reduction in hip fractures of more than 50 %, but adherence to use hip protectors is poor.

The aim of this study is to present an analysis of predictors of adherence as pat of a randomized controlled trial under usual- and optimized-care conditions in nursing homes.

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