Fall Precautions for the Elderly Abstract Numerous variables have been found to be linked with falls among the elderly including age, gender, fear, and problems with gait. There are antecedents to falls of which nurses and other health care providers must be aware. Variables can be categorized as intrinsic and extrinsic factors as well as proximal and distal factors. Even though various researchers focused on one or two variables, there inevitably is a host of background contributing factors. The exception to this may be fear which is directly linked to the fall. The antecedents, consequences, and types of variables must be fully understood if nurses are to design and implement effective interventions to prevent falls. Introduction Whereas...The end:
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