Medications and diagnoses in relation to falls in a long-term care facility

E. Granek, S. P. Baker, H. Abbey, E. Robinson, A. H. Myers, J. S. Samkoff, L. E. Klein

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Abstract

The association between falls, drugs, and diagnoses in elderly residents of a long-term care facility was explored using case-control methodology. The odds of being a faller rather than a control were significant (P <.01) for those taking antidepressants, sedatives/hypnotics, or vasodilators, and for those with osteoarthritis or depression. When drug/diagnosis subgroups were examined, these same drug classes and diagnoses had high-odds ratios in the largest numbers of subgroups. In general, risk of falling appeared to be more strongly associated with drugs than with diagnoses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)503-511
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the American Geriatrics Society
Volume35
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1987

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Long-Term Care
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Accidental Falls
Hypnotics and Sedatives
Vasodilator Agents
Osteoarthritis
Antidepressive Agents
Odds Ratio

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  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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Granek, E., Baker, S. P., Abbey, H., Robinson, E., Myers, A. H., Samkoff, J. S., & Klein, L. E. (1987). Medications and diagnoses in relation to falls in a long-term care facility. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 35(6), 503-511.

Medications and diagnoses in relation to falls in a long-term care facility. / Granek, E.; Baker, S. P.; Abbey, H.; Robinson, E.; Myers, A. H.; Samkoff, J. S.; Klein, L. E.

In: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Vol. 35, No. 6, 1987, p. 503-511.

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Granek, E, Baker, SP, Abbey, H, Robinson, E, Myers, AH, Samkoff, JS & Klein, LE 1987, 'Medications and diagnoses in relation to falls in a long-term care facility', Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, vol. 35, no. 6, pp. 503-511.
Granek E, Baker SP, Abbey H, Robinson E, Myers AH, Samkoff JS et al. Medications and diagnoses in relation to falls in a long-term care facility. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 1987;35(6):503-511.
Granek, E. ; Baker, S. P. ; Abbey, H. ; Robinson, E. ; Myers, A. H. ; Samkoff, J. S. ; Klein, L. E. / Medications and diagnoses in relation to falls in a long-term care facility. In: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 1987 ; Vol. 35, No. 6. pp. 503-511.
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