Falls Prevention Scanning Bulletin Volume 9 Issue 6

03/06/2020

Physical Activity Intervention for Loneliness (PAIL) in community-dwelling older adults: a randomised feasibility study

03/06/2020

Source: BMC Pilot and Feasibility Studies

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Date of publication: 23 May 2020 Issue 73

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Low quality social relationships in older adults are strongly associated with feelings of loneliness. Physical activity interventions could reduce loneliness and improve psychological well-being, among other health benefits. The aim of this study was to examine the feasibility of a Physical Activity Intervention for Loneliness (PAIL) in community-dwelling older adults at risk of loneliness.

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Using functional ability measures to assess fall risk in acute care

03/06/2020

Source: Western Journal of Nursing Research

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Date of publication: 22 May 2020

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Currently, it is not known whether integration of functional performance measures is sensitive and feasible for use in acute care settings. This cross-sectional study explored the subjective and objective measures of the risks of falling, falls efficacy, and functional abilities for inpatients in an adult acute care unit.

 Length of publication: 9 pages

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Exploring practices of bedside shift report and hourly rounding. Is there an impact on patient falls?

03/06/2020

Source: Journal of Nursing Administration 

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Date of publication: June 2020, Vol. 50 Iss. 6,  pps. 355-362

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aim of this study is to describe the relationship of inpatient falls to bedside shift report (BSR) and hourly rounding (HR).

 Length of publication: 7 pages

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Rehabilitation of older people with Parkinson’s disease: an innovative protocol for RCT study to evaluate the potential of robotic-based technologies

03/06/2020

Source: BMC Neurology

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Date of publication: 13 May 2020, Vol. 20 Iss. 186

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Parkinson’s disease is one of the most frequent causes of disability among the older adults. It is a chronic-progressive neuro-degenerative disease, characterized by several motor disorders. Balance disorders are a symptom that involves the body axis and do not respond to dopaminergic therapy used in Parkinson’s disease. Therefore, physiotherapy becomes an important intervention for the management of motor disorders. Originally, these rehabilitative approaches were based on empirical experiences, but several scientific evidences suggests that neuronal plasticity is exercise-dependent. In this context, robotic rehabilitation plays an important role because it allows to perform task-oriented exercises and to increase the number of repetitions and their intensity. This protocol study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of robotic-based intervention of the older adults with Parkinson’s disease, designed to improve the gait and to reduce the risk of falling.

 Length of publication: 8 pages

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Vitamin D supplementation as a fall prevention method: A systematic review

03/06/2020

Source: Australasian Medical Journal 

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Date of publication: May 2020, Vol. 23 Iss. 4, pps. 148 – 155

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Falls are common occurrences events leading to remarkable morbidity and mortality. Vitamin D supplementation is often recommended to prevent falls, although vitamin D trials conclude contradictory results.  This review aimed to summarize the available RCTs that studied the effect of vitamin D administered on falls in older adults.

 Length of publication: 7 pages

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Combined group and home exercise programmes in community‐dwelling falls‐risk older adults: Systematic review and meta‐analysis

03/06/2020

Source: Physiotherapy Research International

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Date of publication: 11 May 2020

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The objectives of this review were to (a) determine the effectiveness of combined group and home exercise programmes on falls risk factors and falls in community‐dwelling older adults at risk of falling compared to no exercise controls; and (b) explore adherence and the behaviour change techniques employed in delivering these interventions.

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Older people and creativity: What can a social pedagogical perspective add to this work?

03/06/2020

Source: International Journal of Social pedagogy 

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Date of publication: 11 May 2020

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: While for some older people longevity is a blessing, for others it is a curse. This article draws on the author’s experience of working through the National Lottery Fund’s Ageing Better programme with groups of older people in Leicester, many of whom are marginalised in terms both of society and under-represented in research

 Length of publication: 11 pages

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03/06/2020

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