Journal article

Worldwide prevalence of falls in older adults with psychiatric disorders: A meta-analysis of observational studies

Wen-Wang Rao, Liang-Nan Zeng, Ji-Wen Zhang, Qian-Qian Zong, Feng-Rong An, Chee H Ng, Gabor S Ungvari, Fang-Yu Yang, Juan Zhang, Kelly Z Peng, Yu-Tao Xiang

PSYCHIATRY RESEARCH | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

Falls are common in older adults with psychiatric disorders, but the epidemiological findings have been inconsistent. This meta-analysis examined the prevalence of falls in older psychiatric patients and its moderating factors. PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science and PsycINFO databases were independently searched by three investigators from their inception date to Nov 31, 2017. The random effects meta-analysis was used to synthesize the prevalence of falls, while meta-regression and subgroup analyses were conducted to explore the moderating factors. Sixteen of the 2061 potentially relevant papers met the entry criteria for the meta-analysis. The pooled lifetime prevalence of falls was 17.25% (95%..

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Grants

Awarded by University of Macau


Awarded by National Key Research & Development Program of China


Awarded by Beijing Municipal Administration of Hospitals Clinical Medicine Development of Special Funding Support


Awarded by Beijing Municipal Administration of Hospitals' Ascent Plan


Funding Acknowledgements

The study was supported by the University of Macau (MYRG2015-00230-FHS; MYRG2016-00005-FHS), National Key Research & Development Program of China (No. 2016YFC1307200), Beijing Municipal Administration of Hospitals Clinical Medicine Development of Special Funding Support (No. ZYLX201607) and Beijing Municipal Administration of Hospitals' Ascent Plan (No. DFL20151801). The authors are grateful to Dr. Qian Liu at the Department of Gerontology, Tongren Hospital of Capital Medical University, China for her comments on this manuscript.