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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 
2018

Falls Prevention in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: Interventions

Description of Resource: 
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends exercise interventions to prevent falls in community-dwelling adults 65 years or older who are at increased risk for falls. This is a B recommendation, which means the USPSTF recommends the service. There is high certainty that the net benefit is moderate or there is moderate certainty that the net benefit is moderate to substantial. In addition, the USPSTF recommends that clinicians selectively offer multifactorial interventions to prevent falls to community-dwelling adults 65 years or older who are at increased risk for falls. Existing evidence indicates that the overall net benefit of routinely offering multifactorial interventions to prevent falls is small (C recommendation). The USPSTF also recommends against vitamin D supplementation to prevent falls in community-dwelling adults 65 years or older (D recommendation).

Evidence-Based Resource Details

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Developed By: 
United States Preventive Services Task Force
Developer Type: 
Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Older Adults
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
Citation: 
Final Recommendation Statement: Falls Prevention in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: Interventions [Internet]. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. 2018 Apr [cited 2018 Apr 27]. Available from: https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/RecommendationStatementFinal/falls-prevention-in-older-adults-interventions1