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Retrospective review of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and falling in older nursing home residents.

Retrospective review of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and falling in older nursing home... We compared the rate of falling in older nursing home residents who had been prescribed selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), other classes of antidepressants, and no antidepressants. Data were obtained from pharmacy records, medical records, fall logs, and incidence reports for one nursing home (1995 data). Older adults on SSRIs were more likely to fall than older adults not on antidepressants (p = .003) and were more likely to have an injurious fall (p = .03). The association with falling remained significant even when including potential confounders (p = .007). Older nursing home residents should be treated for depression. However, SSRIs may also carry an increased risk for falling. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International psychogeriatrics Pubmed

Retrospective review of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and falling in older nursing home residents.

International psychogeriatrics , Volume 13 (1): 7 – Sep 27, 2001

Retrospective review of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and falling in older nursing home residents.


Abstract

We compared the rate of falling in older nursing home residents who had been prescribed selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), other classes of antidepressants, and no antidepressants. Data were obtained from pharmacy records, medical records, fall logs, and incidence reports for one nursing home (1995 data). Older adults on SSRIs were more likely to fall than older adults not on antidepressants (p = .003) and were more likely to have an injurious fall (p = .03). The association with falling remained significant even when including potential confounders (p = .007). Older nursing home residents should be treated for depression. However, SSRIs may also carry an increased risk for falling.

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ISSN
1041-6102
DOI
10.1017/s1041610201007487
pmid
11352338

Abstract

We compared the rate of falling in older nursing home residents who had been prescribed selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), other classes of antidepressants, and no antidepressants. Data were obtained from pharmacy records, medical records, fall logs, and incidence reports for one nursing home (1995 data). Older adults on SSRIs were more likely to fall than older adults not on antidepressants (p = .003) and were more likely to have an injurious fall (p = .03). The association with falling remained significant even when including potential confounders (p = .007). Older nursing home residents should be treated for depression. However, SSRIs may also carry an increased risk for falling.

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International psychogeriatricsPubmed

Published: Sep 27, 2001

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