Medication-Related Fall Incidents in an Older, Ambulant Population: The B-PROOF Study

A.C. van der Ham, K.M.A. Swart, A.W. Enneman, S.C. van Dijk, S.O. Araghi, J.P. van Wijngaarden, N.L. van der Zwaluw, E.M. Brouwer-Brolsma, R.A.M. Dhonukshe-Rutten, N.M. van Schoor, T.J.M. van der Cammen, P.T.A.M. Lips, L.C.P.G. de Groot, A. G. Uitterlinden, R.F. Witkamp, B.H. Stricker, N. van der Velde

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    Abstract

    Background: Medication use is a potentially modifiable risk factor for falling; psychotropic and cardiovascular drugs have been indicated as main drug groups that increase fall risk. However, evidence is mainly based on studies that recorded falls retrospectively and/or did not determine medication use at the time of the fall. Therefore, we investigated the associations indicated in the literature between medication use and falls, using prospectively recorded falls and medication use determined at the time of the fall.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)917-927
    JournalDrugs & Aging
    Volume31
    Issue number12
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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