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Resources for the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment based
Proactive and Personalised Primary Care of the Elderly


  • Brignole M, 2004

Brignole M, Alboni P, Benditt DG, et al. Guidelines on management (diagnosis and treatment) of syncope-update 2004. Executive Summary. European heart journal 2004;25(22):2054-72.


  • Burt CW, 1998

Burt CW, Fingerhut LA. Injury visits to hospital emergency departments: United States, 1992–95. Vital Health Stat 13. 1998:1–76


  • Capezuti E, 1996

Capezuti E. Falls. In: Lavizzo-Mourey RJ, Forciea MA, eds. Geriatric secrets. Philadelphia: Hanley & Belfus, 1996:110–5.


  • Coogler CE, 1999

Coogler CE, Wolf SL. Falls. In: Hazzard WR, et al., eds. Principles of geriatric medicine and gerontology. 4th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1999:1535–46


  • Dunn JE, 1992

Dunn JE, Rudberg MA, Furner SE, Cassel CK. Mortality, disability, and falls in older persons: the role of underlying disease and disability. Am J Public Health. 1992;82:395–400.



  • Hansson, EE, 2005

Hansson, E. E., Månsson, N. O., et al. (2005). "Balance performance and self-perceived handicap among dizzy patients in primary health care." Scandinavian journal of primary health care 23(4): 215-220. 


  • Hirsch CH, 1990

Hirsch CH, et al. The natural history of functional morbidity in hospitalized older patients. J Am Geriatr Soc 1990;38(12):1296-303.



  • Jacobson, GP, 1990

Jacobson, G. P. and Newman, C. W. (1990). "The development of the Dizziness Handicap Inventory." Archives of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery 116(4): 424-427



  • Kiel DP, 1993


Kiel DP. The evaluation of falls in the emergency department. Clin Geriatr Med. 1993;9:591–9


  • King MB, 1996

King MB, Tinetti ME. A multifactorial approach to reducing injurious falls. Clin Geriatr Med. 1996;12:745–59.



  • Mahoney JE, 1998

Mahoney JE. Immobility and falls. Clin Geriatr Med. 1998;14:699–726.


  • Man-Son-Hing M,  1999

Man-Son-Hing M, Nichol G, Lau A, et al. Choosing antithrombotic therapy for elderly patients with atrial fibrillation who are at risk for falls. Archives of Internal Medicine 1999;159(7):677-85.

  • Mathias S. 1986

Mathias S, Nayak US, Isaacs B. Balance in elderly patients: the "get-up and go" test. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 1986 Jun;67(6):387-9.


  • Podsiadlo D R S, 1991

Podsiadlo D, Richardson S. The timed "Up & Go": a test of basic functional mobility for frail elderly persons. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1991 Feb;39(2):142-8.



  • Powell LE, 1995

Powell LE, Myers AM. The Activities-specific Balance Confidence (ABC) Scale. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 1995 Jan;50A(1):M28-34.


  • Rabin DW, 1995

Rabin DW. Falls and gait disorders. In: Abrams WB, Beers MH, Berkow R, eds. The Merck manual of geriatrics. 2d ed. Rahway, N.J.: Merck Sharp & Dohme Research Laboratories, 1995:65–78


  • Runge Jw, 1993

Runge JW. The cost of injury. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 1993;11:241–53


  • Sattin RW, 1992

Sattin RW. Falls among older persons: a public health perspective. Annu Rev Public Health. 1992;13:489–508.



  • Tibbits GM, 1996

Tibbits GM. Patients who fall: how to predict and prevent injuries. Geriatrics. 1996;51:24–831.


  • Tinetti ME, 1993

Tinetti ME, Liu WL, Claus EB. Predictors and prognosis of inability to get up after falls among elderly persons. JAMA. 1993;269:65–70


  • Tinetti ME, 1995

Tinetti ME, Inouye SK, Gill TM, Doucette JT. Shared risk factors for falls, incontinence, and functional dependence. Unifying the approach to geriatric syndromes. JAMA. 1995;273:1348–53.



  • Weigelt JA, 1997

Weigelt JA. Trauma. In: Advanced trauma life support for doctors: ATLS. 6th ed. Chicago: American College of Surgeons, 1997:26


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