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Research Article
International Scholarly Research Notices
Volume 2017, Article ID 3814602, 1 page

Corrigendum to “Risk Factors for Falls and Fragility Fractures in Community-Dwelling Seniors: A One-Year Prospective Study”

1Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada N6A 5C1
2University of Windsor, Medical Education Building Room 1100, 401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor, ON, Canada N9B 3P4
3Division of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Western Ontario, Hand and Upper Limb Center, St. Joseph’s Health Care, 268 Grosvenor Street, London, ON, Canada N6A 4L6
4School of Rehabilitation Sciences, McMaster University, 1400 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada L8S 1C7

Correspondence should be addressed to Ruby Grewal; ac.owu@awergr

Received 20 April 2017; Accepted 4 May 2017; Published 2 July 2017

Copyright © 2017 Sacha Song 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.

In the article titled “Risk Factors for Falls and Fragility Fractures in Community-Dwelling Seniors: A One-Year Prospective Study” [1], there was an error regarding the FRAX® tool, which should be clarified as follows.

The article notes: “FRAX is a tool that can help assess fracture risk. Launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2008.” However, the World Health Organization (WHO) did not develop, test, or endorse the FRAX tool or its recommendations [2]. The metabolic bone disease unit at the University of Sheffield that developed FRAX was a WHO Collaborating Centre from 1991 to 2010, but treatment guidelines must undergo a formal process before they can be endorsed by the WHO.


  1. S. Song, J. C. MacDermid, and R. Grewal, “Risk factors for falls and fragility fractures in community-dwelling seniors: a one-year prospective study,” ISRN Rehabilitation, vol. 2013, Article ID 935924, 8 pages, 2013. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  2. N. Ford, S. L. Norris, and S. R. Hill, “Clarifying WHO’s position on the FRAX® tool for fracture prediction,” Bulletin of the World Health Organization, vol. 94, no. 12, pp. 862–862, 2016. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar