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Journal of Aging Research
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 532079, 7 pages
Falling Less in Kansas: Development of a Fall Risk Reduction Toolkit
1Regional Institute on Aging, Wichita State University, 1845 Fairmount Street, Wichita, KS 67260, USA
2Department of Physical Therapy, Wichita State University, 1845 Fairmount Street, Wichita, KS 67260, USA
3Elliott School of Communication, Wichita State University, 1845 Fairmount Street, Wichita, KS 67260, USA
4Envision Vision Rehabilitation Center, 610 N. Main Street, Wichita, KS 67203, USA
5Department of Physician Assistant, Wichita State University, 1845 Fairmount Street, Wichita, KS 67260, USA
6Harvey County Department on Aging, 800 N. Main Street, Newton, KS 67114, USA
7Center for Physical Activity and Aging, Wichita State University, 1845 Fairmount Street, Wichita, KS 67260, USA
8Aging Studies, Department of Public Health Sciences, Wichita State University, 1845 Fairmount Street, Wichita, KS 67260, USA
Received 1 June 2011; Accepted 11 July 2011
Academic Editor: Wojtek Chodzko-Zajko
Copyright © 2011 Teresa S. Radebaugh 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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