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Predictors of uptake and adherence to the use of hip protectors among nursing-home residents

Bentzen. H, Bergland. A, Forsén L. 2008.

The aim of the study was to identify predictors for initial uptake and adherence with the use of hip protectors when offering hip protectors free of charge to nursing-homes residents. An 18 months prospective follow up study was carried out in 18 Norwegian nursing homes with 1236 participants. 

The study showed that several risk factors for falls and fractures, such as female gender, previous falls, previous fractures and memory impairment were predictors for a higher uptake with the use of hip protectors among nursing homes residents.

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