J Head Trauma Rehabil 2021 Jul 26. Epub 2021 Jul 26.
Department of Emergency Medicine, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC (Dr Yu); Institute of Injury Prevention and Control, College of Public Health and Nutrition, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC (Drs Yu and Lin); and Department of Nursing, National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC (Dr Hwang).
Objective: To investigate differences between older men and women in Taiwan in personal and situational risk factors for sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBI) versus soft-tissue injury (STI) due to a fall.
Design: Matched case-control study.
Participants And Settings: Cases were defined as patients with a primary diagnosis of TBI due to a fall and were identified from those 60 years or older who visited the emergency department (ED) of 3 university-affiliated hospitals in 2015. Read More