Falls Prevention Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 8 Issue 7

21/09/2018
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Falls prevention strategies for patients over 65 years in a neurology ward: a best practice implementation project

21/09/2018

Source: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports

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Date of publication: July 2018, Vol. 16 iss. 7 pps. 1582–1589

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aim of this project was to promote evidence-based practice with regard to fall prevention and management, by implementing the recommendations from the best available evidence to reduce fall rates.

 Length of publication:  7 pages

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Role of spine in falls: prevention of falls and unsteadiness of gait through reeducation of proprioceptors of vertebral facet joints

21/09/2018

Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 

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Date of publication: July 2018, Vol. 61, suppl. p e84

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aim of this study was to determine the outcome of dynamic counterstrain and proprioceptive stimulation of specific vertebral facet joints to achieve reduction in risk of falls by reducing gait unsteadiness.

 Length of publication: One page

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Do portable nursing stations within bays of hospital wards reduce the rate of inpatient falls? An interrupted time-series analysis

21/09/2018

Source: Age and Ageing 

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Date of publication: 16 July 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study evaluated whether introducing portable nursing stations in ward bays to maximise nurse–
patient contact time reduced inpatient falls.

 Length of publication: 7 pages

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Quality changes after implementation of an episode of care model with strict criteria for physical therapy in Ontario’s long‐term care homes

21/09/2018

Source: Health Services Research

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Date of publication: 9th August 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aim of this study is to describe the proportion of residents receiving rehabilitation in long-term care (LTC) homes, and scores on activities of daily living (ADL) and falls qualityindicators (QIs) before and after change from fee-for-service to an episode of caremodel; and to evaluate the effect of the change on the QIs. 

 Length of publication: 23 pages

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.


Is it possible to predict falls in older adults using gait kinematics?

21/09/2018

Source: Clinical Biomechanics

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Date of publication: November 2018,Vol. 59,  pps 15-18

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell:  The aim of this study is to identify the ability that gait kinematic parameters present to predict fall in older adults.

 Length of publication: 3 pages

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Effective healthcare training of Tai Chi fall prevention program for elderly people

21/09/2018

Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Health Informatics

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Date of publication: August 2018, Vol. 8, Number 6, pps. 1258-1261

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the Tai Chi Fall Prevention Program Effects on The Physical and Psychological Risk Factors of Elderly Falls.

 Length of publication: 4 pages

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Semi-structured physical activity intervention in daily life: a good compromise between effectiveness and feasibility

21/09/2018

Source: Sport Sciences For health 

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Date of publication: 10 August 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell:The aims of this study is to evaluate the effects of a semi-structured PA (SSPA) intervention including aerobic as well as strength and flexibility exercise in comparison to generic PA advice (PAAdv) in healthy older adults.

 Length of publication: 9 pages

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The NICE impact on falls and fragility fractures

21/09/2018

Source: National Health Executive 

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Date of publication: 10 August 2018

 Publication type: Article

In a nutshell: A summary and explanation of the NICE impact on falls and fragility fractures.

 Length of publication: One page

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