Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
The impact of community-based interventions for the older population: a quasi-experimental study of a hip-fracture prevention program in Norway
Oslo Metropolitan University, Oslo.
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Karlstad Business School (from 2013).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7143-8793
Karlstad University, Faculty of Health, Science and Technology (starting 2013), Department of Environmental and Life Sciences (from 2013).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1189-9950
2018 (English)In: BMC Geriatrics, ISSN 1471-2318, E-ISSN 1471-2318, Vol. 18, no 1, article id 311Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

BackgroundHip fractures among older adults are a major public health problem in many countries. Hip fractures are associated with expensive health care treatments, and serious adverse effects on patients' health and quality-of-life. In this paper, we estimate the effect of a community-based hip fracture prevention program that was initiated in 16 Norwegian municipalities in 2007. Specifically, the participating municipalities implemented one or more of the following interventions: exercise programs for older adults, information and education campaigns to communicate how to effectively reduce falls to care workers and older adults, and preventive home safety assessment and modification help services.MethodsWe used a difference-in-difference design, and identified control municipalities by matching on pre-intervention trends in the outcome. The outcome measure was the incidence of hip-fractures among older adults (65years).ResultsWe found no statistically significant effects of the implemented program on the incidence of hip fractures, on average, in older subgroups (80years) or in municipality-specific analyses.ConclusionsIt is unclear whether the interventions managed to achieve a change in hip fracture rates at the population level.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
BioMed Central, 2018. Vol. 18, no 1, article id 311
Keywords [en]
Hip fracture, Community interventions, Natural experiments, Difference-in-differences, Matching
National Category
Health Sciences
Research subject
Risk and Environmental Studies
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-70946DOI: 10.1186/s12877-018-1004-zISI: 000453237700002PubMedID: 30545319OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-70946DiVA, id: diva2:1286665
Note

This work was supported by the Norwegian Research Council grant number 256644.

Bonander was supported by a research grant from the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB, grant number 2013–4176).

Available from: 2019-02-07 Created: 2019-02-07 Last updated: 2019-04-26Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

Fulltext(802 kB)34 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 802 kBChecksum SHA-512
d2e00bdf75ab9f4630a1d78abbbcf2ef7ac507264d3e94c0f24e9e94c0d6586624f76919f92bd1782849b212e6552c02ecc6db53eb37a1afcb3426fe5a8a70c8
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

Publisher's full textPubMed

Authority records BETA

Jakobsson, NiklasBonander, Carl

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Jakobsson, NiklasBonander, Carl
By organisation
Karlstad Business School (from 2013)Department of Environmental and Life Sciences (from 2013)
In the same journal
BMC Geriatrics
Health Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 34 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

doi
pubmed
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
pubmed
urn-nbn
Total: 33 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf