Journal article

Falls prevalence and risk factors in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A systematic review

Cristino C Oliveira, Raquel Annoni, Annemarie L Lee, Jennifer McGinley, Louis B Irving, Linda Denehy

RESPIRATORY MEDICINE | W B SAUNDERS CO LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Falls are frequent in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and related to increased morbidity, mortality, and health care costs in older adults. This systematic review aims to synthesise the falls outcomes and to examine risk factors for falls in the COPD literature. METHODS: The protocol was registered in the Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews (PROSPERO: CRD42015017257). Searches were updated and operated in five electronic databases in December 2019 for studies reporting falls outcomes and risk factors in people with COPD. Meta-analyses were conducted on the prevalence of fallers and frequent fallers. Quality assessment appraised the risk of bias of ..

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Awarded by Coordenacao de Aperfeicoamento de Pessoal de Nivel Superior - Brasil (CAPES)


Funding Acknowledgements

The lead author undertook doctoral studies funded by the Melbourne International Research and Fee Remission PhD scholarships from The University of Melbourne and is financed by the Coordenacao de Aperfeicoamento de Pessoal de Nivel Superior - Brasil (CAPES) code 001. This research did not receive any specific grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.