Prevalence and Characteristics of Falls in Adults with Intellectual Disability Living in a Residential Facility: A Longitudinal Study [PreFallID]

Journal article


Publication Details

Author(s): Salb J, Woodward C, Offenhaeusser J, Becker C, Sieber C, Freiberger E
Journal: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Publication year: 2015
Volume: 53
Journal issue: 3
Pages range: 228-39
ISSN: 1934-9491


Abstract

The objective of our study was to describe the prevalence and characteristics of falls in adults with intellectual disability living in a residential care setting and to define differences between fallers and non-fallers in younger and older resident groups. In contrast to the general population, falls are a problem for both aged and younger adults with intellectual disability living in a residential care setting. Falls of 147 residents, aged between 21-89 years with different grades of ID, were recorded prospectively over a 12 months period using a digital fall report form. For all participants, a total of 140 falls were reported and high fall rates per person-year were found in the younger (0.85) as well as in the older aged residents (1.06).


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Freiberger, Ellen PD Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Innere Medizin (Geriatrie)
Salb, Johannes
Institut für Biomedizin des Alterns
Sieber, Cornel Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Innere Medizin (Geriatrie)
Woodward, Carol
Lehrstuhl für Sportwissenschaft


How to cite

APA:
Salb, J., Woodward, C., Offenhaeusser, J., Becker, C., Sieber, C., & Freiberger, E. (2015). Prevalence and Characteristics of Falls in Adults with Intellectual Disability Living in a Residential Facility: A Longitudinal Study [PreFallID]. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 53(3), 228-39. https://dx.doi.org/10.1352/1934-9556-53.3.228

MLA:
Salb, Johannes, et al. "Prevalence and Characteristics of Falls in Adults with Intellectual Disability Living in a Residential Facility: A Longitudinal Study [PreFallID]." Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 53.3 (2015): 228-39.

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