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


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Author(s): Salb J, Woodward C, Offenhaeusser J, Becker C, Sieber C, Freiberger E
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).


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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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