Falls Prevention Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 9 Issue 2

11/10/2019
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Practical tips for prescribing exercise for fall prevention

11/10/2019

Source: Osteoporosis International

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Date of publication: 30 August 2019

 Publication type: journal article

In a nutshell: There is strong evidence from meta-analyses that exercise as a single intervention can reduce the number and risk of falls in community-dwelling older adults, yet not all types of exercise are equal.

 Length of publication: 8 pages

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Effects of multidirectional and variable-speed body weight supported treadmill training on balance rehabilitation for fall prevention among community-dwelling elderly persons

11/10/2019

Source: ASEAN Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine

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Date of publication: 29 August 2019, Vol. 29(2) pps. 45-50

 Publication type: journal article

In a nutshell: The aim of this study is to assess the effectiveness of multidirectional and variable-speed body weight supported treadmill training (BWSTT) in walking and balance rehabilitation for elderly persons with a history of falls or with perceived impaired balance.

 Length of publication: 5 pages

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The temporal trend in the transfer of older adults to the emergency department for traumatic injuries: a retrospective analysis according to their place of residence

11/10/2019

Source: Journal of the American medical Directors Association 

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Date of publication: 30 August 2019

 Publication type: journal article

In a nutshell: There has been an increase in the number of visits by older individuals to emergency departments (EDs). The primary cause of this is trauma. The objective of this study was to evaluate the temporal changes in the use of EDs by older individuals for traumatic injuries, characterize their trauma, and specify the mode of transport to the ED according to their place of residence (community-dwelling or nursing home resident).

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Fall-related deaths among older adults in British Columbia: cause and effect of policy change

11/10/2019

Source: Injury Prevention

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Date of publication: September 2019

 Publication type: journal article

In a nutshell: The British Columbia Coroners Service implemented a policy in 2010 advising the reclassification of underlying causes of deaths due to falls from ‘natural’ to ‘accidental’. This study investigates whether observed data trends reflect this change in practice, are artefacts of inconsistent reporting, or indicate a true increase in fall-related deaths.

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Ecological gait as a fall Indicator in older adults: a systematic review

11/10/2019

Source: Gerontologist

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Date of publication: 31 August 2019

 Publication type: journal article

In a nutshell: Falls represent a major threat for elders, affecting their life quality and expectancy. Clinical tests and questionnaires showed low diagnostic value with respect to fall risk. Modern sensor technology allows in-home gait assessments, with the possibility to register older adults’ ecological mobility and, potentially, to improve accuracy in determining fall risk. Hence, we studied the correlation between standardized assessments and ecological gait measures, comparing their ability to identify fall risk and predict prospective falls

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Briefing: The impact of providing enhanced support for care home residents in Wakefield: findings from the Improvement Analytics Unit

11/10/2019

Source: Improvement Analytics Unit Briefing 

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Date of publication: July 2019

 Publication type: briefing

In a nutshell: This briefing presents the findings of an evaluation into the early effects on hospital use from the first phase of an enhanced support initiative for older people living in 15 nursing or residential care homes in Wakefield between February 2016 and March 2017.

 Length of publication: 24 pages

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Incidence and associated risk factors for falls in adults with intellectual disability

11/10/2019

Source: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research

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Date of publication: 09 September 2019

 Publication type: journal article

In a nutshell: People with intellectual disability (ID) experience age‐related changes earlier in life, and as such, falls among people with ID are of serious concern. Falls can cause injury and consequently reduce quality of life. Limited studies have investigated the incidence of falls among people with ID and the associated risk factors. The purpose of this study was to investigate the incidence of falls and risk factors for falling in people with ID living in the community.

 Length of publication: 12 pages

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Effects of stepping exergames under stable versus unstable conditions on balance and strength in healthy community-dwelling older adults: A three-armed randomized controlled trial

11/10/2019

Source: Experimental gerontology

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Date of publication: November 2019, Vol. 127

 Publication type: journal article

In a nutshell: This non-blinded, three-armed randomized controlled trial aimed at comparing the effects of volitional step training under stable and unstable conditions on balance, mobility and strength adaptations.

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Home-based prescribed exercise improves balance-related activities in people with Parkinson’s disease and has benefits similar to centre-based exercise: a systematic review

11/10/2019

Source: Journal of Physiotherapy

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Date of publication: October 2019, Vol. 65(4) pps. 189-199

 Publication type: journal article

In a nutshell: In people with Parkinson’s disease, does home-based prescribed exercise improve balance-related activities and quality of life compared with no intervention? Are the effects of home-based exercise similar to those of equivalent centre-based exercise?

 Length of publication: 10 pages

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11/10/2019

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