Fall and fall-related injuries in community-dwelling elderly persons in Hong Kong - a study on risk factors, functional decline and health services utilization after falls


Grant Data
Project Title
Fall and fall-related injuries in community-dwelling elderly persons in Hong Kong - a study on risk factors, functional decline and health services utilization after falls
Principal Investigator
Dr Chu, Leung Wing   (Principal investigator)
Co-Investigator(s)
Professor Chi Iris   (Co-Investigator)
Duration
24
Start Date
1998-03-01
Completion Date
2000-02-29
Amount
669160
Conference Title
Presentation Title
HKU Project Code
631004
Grant Type
Health Services Research Fund - Full Grants
Funding Year
1997/1998
Status
Completed
Objectives
To investigate the risk factors associated with repeated falls; to investigate the risk factors associated with a single (isolated) falls; to investigate the effect of falls in relation to functional decline, mortality, nursing home placement and health services utilizations: in a sample of community-dwelling elderly population in Hong Kong.