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Journal of Aging Research
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 395357, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.4061/2011/395357
Research Article

Fall Prevention Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices of Community Stakeholders and Older Adults

1Health Promotion Research Center, Department of Health Services, School of Public Health, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
2Senior Fall Prevention Program, Washington State Department of Health, Olympia, WA 98504, USA
3Nursing and Healthcare Leadership Program, University of Washington, Tacoma, WA 98402, USA
4Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine and Department of Health Services, School of Public Health, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98105, USA

Received 8 April 2011; Revised 23 June 2011; Accepted 28 June 2011

Academic Editor: Heather Keller

Copyright © 2011 Sharon S. Laing et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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