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Medication and fall injury in the elderly population; do individual demographics, health status and lifestyle matter?

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Geriatrics, August 2014
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Title
Medication and fall injury in the elderly population; do individual demographics, health status and lifestyle matter?
Published in
BMC Geriatrics, August 2014
DOI 10.1186/1471-2318-14-92
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Authors

Björg Helgadóttir, Lucie Laflamme, Joel Monárrez-Espino, Jette Möller

Abstract

The simultaneous use of several medications is an important risk factor for injurious falls in older people. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of the number of medications dispensed to elderly persons on fall injuries and to assess whether this relationship is explained by individual demographics, health habits and health status.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 1%
Netherlands 1 1%
Canada 1 1%
Unknown 68 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 23%
Student > Bachelor 11 15%
Student > Master 9 13%
Researcher 7 10%
Student > Postgraduate 5 7%
Other 14 20%
Unknown 9 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 26 37%
Nursing and Health Professions 12 17%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 7 10%
Social Sciences 4 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 3%
Other 11 15%
Unknown 9 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 08 September 2014.
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#2,286,414
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Outputs from BMC Geriatrics
#347
of 493 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#56,546
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Geriatrics
#17
of 22 outputs
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