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Evaluation of the effect of patient education on rates of falls in older hospital patients: Description of a randomised controlled trial

Anne-Marie Hill1, Keith Hill56, Sandra Brauer1, David Oliver7, Tammy Hoffmann1, Christopher Beer8, Steven McPhail14 and Terry P Haines23*

Author Affiliations

1 School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane QLD 4072, Australia

2 School of Primary Health Care, Monash University, Victoria 3800, Australia

3 Southern Health, Monash University, Victoria 3168, Australia

4 Princess Alexandra Hospital, Queensland Health, GPO Box 48, Brisbane, Queensland 4001, Australia

5 School of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University and Northern Health, Bundoora, Victoria 3086, Australia

6 Preventive and Public Health Division, National Ageing Research Institute Australia, PO Box 2127, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria 3050, Australia

7 Institute of Health Sciences, City University, London, E1 2EA, UK

8 Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009 Perth, Australia

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BMC Geriatrics 2009, 9:14  doi:10.1186/1471-2318-9-14

Published: 24 April 2009

Additional files

Additional file 1:

Pre-hospital Discharge Survey. Data collection; measurement tool – survey.

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Additional file 2:

Post Hospital Discharge 6 month Survey. Data collection: measurement tool – survey.

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