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Title: Does pride really come before a fall? Longitudinal analysis of older English adults
Author(s): McMinn, David
Fergusson, Stuart J
Daly, Michael
Issue Date: 11-Dec-2017
Citation: McMinn D, Fergusson SJ & Daly M (2017) Does pride really come before a fall? Longitudinal analysis of older English adults, BMJ, 359, Art. No.: j5451.
Abstract: Objective To test whether high levels of reported pride are associated with subsequent falls.   Design Secondary analysis of the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) dataset.  Setting Multi-wave longitudinal sample of non-institutionalised older English adults.  Participants ELSA cohort of 6415 participants at wave 5 (baseline, 2010/11), of whom 4964 were available for follow-up at wave 7 (follow-up, 2014/15).  Main outcome measures Self reported pride at baseline (low/moderate/high) and whether the participant had reported having fallen during the two years before follow-up.  Results The findings did not support the contention that “pride comes before a fall.” Unadjusted estimates indicate that the odds of reported falls were significantly lower for people with high pride levels compared with those who had low pride (odds ratio 0.69, 95% confidence interval 0.58 to 0.81, P
DOI Link: 10.1136/bmj.j5451
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