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A multi-component cognitive behavioural intervention for the treatment of fear of falling after hip fracture (FIT-HIP): protocol of a randomised controlled trial

  • Maaike N. Scheffers-Barnhoorn1Email author,
  • Jolanda C. M. van Haastregt2,
  • Jos M. G. A. Schols2,
  • Gertrudis I. J. M. Kempen2,
  • Romke van Balen1, 3,
  • Jan H. M. Visschedijk1,
  • Wilbert B. van den Hout4,
  • Eve M. Dumas5,
  • Wilco P. Achterberg1 and
  • Monica van Eijk1
BMC GeriatricsBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:71

Received: 6 December 2016

Accepted: 14 March 2017

Published: 20 March 2017

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Original Submission
6 Dec 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
9 Mar 2017 Author responded Author comments - Maaike Scheffers-Barnhoorn
Resubmission - Version 2
9 Mar 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
14 Mar 2017 Editorially accepted
20 Mar 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12877-017-0465-9

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Leiden University Medical Center
Department of Health Services Research and Care and Public Health Research Institute (CAPHRI), Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University
Geriatric Center and Nursing Home Antonius Binnenweg, Laurens
Department of Medical Decision Making and Quality of Care, Leiden University Medical Center
Medical Psychology department, The Tjongerschans Hospital