Physically active older veterans fall more, but hurt themselves less

TitlePhysically active older veterans fall more, but hurt themselves less
Publication TypeNewspaper Article
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsBailey, L
NewspaperMichigan News
CityAnn Arbor
KeywordsFalls, Veterans
Abstract

Active older veterans fall more often than their more sedentary peers who never served in the armed forces, but they’re less likely to injure themselves when they do, says a University of Michigan researcher.

A new study by Geoffrey Hoffman, U-M assistant professor of nursing, compared risks of noninjury falls and fall-related injuries in veterans and nonveteran populations, including whether risks differed according to physical activity and age. Historically, veterans are more physically active than nonveterans.

URLhttps://news.umich.edu/physically-active-older-veterans-fall-more-but-hurt-themselves-less/
Citation Key10677