Do community pharmacists have a role in falls prevention?

  • At: 2018 FIP Congress in Glasgow (Scotland)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: JOHN, Dai (Cardiff University)
  • Co-author(s): Dai N John: Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom
    Matt Ivory: Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom
    O. Lloyd Griffiths: Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom
    Sam Maurice: Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom
    Tim Banner: Pharmacy, Cardiff & Vale University Health Board, Cardiff, United Kingdom;Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom
  • Abstract:

    Background

    Falls are the second most common cause of accidental or unintentional injury deaths worldwide.

    Methods

    All 716 community pharmacies in Wales were sent 20 questionnaires in 2017 for a convenience sample of pharmacy users to complete. Age, gender, medicines and whether or not they had fallen in past 12 months were some of the data collected

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