Affordable Access

deepdyve-link deepdyve-link
Publisher Website

Systematic review of falls in older adults with cancer.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of geriatric oncology
Publication Date
Volume
6
Issue
1
Pages
70–83
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.jgo.2014.10.003
PMID: 25454770
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
Unknown

Abstract

Falls in older adults with cancer are more common than in the general population, and are associated with risk factors unique to people with cancer. Further study is needed to establish methods of screening older adults with cancer for fall risk and ultimately implement interventions to reduce their risk of falls. Identifying which older adults with cancer are at greater risk for falls is a requisite step to ultimately intervene and prevent falls in this vulnerable population.

Statistics

Seen <100 times