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The effect of fall prevention exercise programmes on fall induced injuries in community dwelling older adults
  1. Fabienne El-Khoury1,2,
  2. Bernard Cassou3,4,
  3. Marie-Aline Charles1,2,
  4. Patricia Dargent-Molina1,2
  1. 1Univ Paris-Sud, UMRS 1018, F-94807, Villejuif, France.
  2. 2Inserm, Centre for research in Epidemiology and Population Health (CESP), U1018, F-94805 Villejuif, France
  3. 3Univ Versailles St-Quentin, EA 25-06, Laboratoire Santé-Environnement-Vieillissement, F-78035, Versailles, France
  4. 4AP-HP, Hôpital Sainte Périne, Centre de gérontologie, F-75016, Paris, France
  1. Correspondence to: F El-Khoury Inserm, CESP équipe10, Hôpital Paul Brousse bâtiment 15-16, 16 avenue Paul Vaillant-Couturier, 94 807 Villejuif Cedex, France; fabienne.khoury{at}gmail.com

Abstract

STUDY QUESTION Are fall prevention exercise interventions for older people living in the community effective in preventing different types of fall related injuries?

SUMMARY ANSWER Exercise programmes designed to prevent falls in older adults seem also to prevent injuries caused by falls, including the most severe injuries. Such programmes also reduce the rate of falls leading to medical care.

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