Risk of fall in patients with COPD

Hakamy, Ali and Bolton, Charlotte E. and Gibson, Jack E. and McKeever, Tricia M. (2018) Risk of fall in patients with COPD. Thorax . ISSN 1468-3296

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Abstract

A matched cohort study was conducted to determine the incidence of falls in patients following a diagnosis of COPD using a UK primary care database. 44 400 patients with COPD and 175 545 non-COPD subjects were identified. The incidence rate of fall per 1000 person-years in patients with COPD was higher (44.9; 95% CI 44.1 to 45.8) compared with non-COPD subjects (24.1; 95% CI 23.8 to 24.5) (P<0.0001). Patients with COPD were 55% more likely to have an incident record of fall than non-COPD subjects (adjusted HR, 1.55; 95% CI 1.50 to 1.59). The greater falls risk in patients with COPD needs consideration and modifiable factors addressed.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: COPD, Falls. Balance, epidemiology
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine > Division of Epidemiology and Public Health
University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine > Division of Respiratory Medicine
Identification Number: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2017-211008
Depositing User: Claringburn, Tara
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2018 09:35
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2018 09:38
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/50965

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