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Social support and older adult falls

Overview of attention for article published in Injury Epidemiology, February 2016
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  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (60th percentile)

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Title
Social support and older adult falls
Published in
Injury Epidemiology, February 2016
DOI 10.1186/s40621-016-0070-y
Pubmed ID
Authors

Laura Durbin, Rebekah J. Kharrazi, Rebecca Graber, Thelma J. Mielenz

Abstract

Social support has been shown to be associated with various positive health outcomes among older adults but has not been previously examined in relation to falls, which are a serious health concern among older adults. This study (n = 1000) uses multivariable logistic regression to evaluate the relationship between social contact and perceived availability of social support and falls among older adults. When adjusting for demographic and other covariates neither relationship was significant. This study does not find evidence to suggest that social support could be a prevention measure for falls. Future research on this topic should focus on careful definition and precise measurement of the social support construct.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 25 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Postgraduate 5 20%
Student > Bachelor 4 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 16%
Researcher 4 16%
Student > Master 4 16%
Other 3 12%
Unknown 1 4%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 12 48%
Social Sciences 4 16%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 12%
Engineering 2 8%
Neuroscience 1 4%
Other 1 4%
Unknown 2 8%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 23 October 2016.
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#8,695,799
of 16,086,446 outputs
Outputs from Injury Epidemiology
#149
of 199 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#135,519
of 346,768 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Injury Epidemiology
#1
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