Prospective study of falls and risk factors for falls in adults with advanced cancer

Carol A Stone, Peter G Lawlor, George M Savva, Kathleen Bennett, Rose Anne Kenny

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Abstract

Retrospective studies of inpatients with cancer suggest that a cancer diagnosis confers a high risk of falls. In adults with advanced cancer, we aimed to prospectively document the incidence of falls, identify the risk factors, and determine if falls in this population occur predominantly in older patients.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2128-33
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Clinical Oncology
Volume30
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 2012

Keywords

  • Accidental Falls
  • Aged
  • Aging
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasms
  • Palliative Care
  • Proportional Hazards Models
  • Prospective Studies
  • Regression Analysis
  • Risk
  • Risk Factors
  • Time Factors

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