Falls Prevention Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 8 Issue 4

16/05/2018
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Can community care workers deliver a falls prevention exercise program? A feasibility study

16/05/2018

Source: Clinical Interventions in Aging

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Date of publication: 26 March 2018 Vol. 13 pps.  485—495

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell:This article  investigates the feasibility of community care workers delivering a falls prevention exercise program to older clients, at low or medium risk of falling, as part of an existing service provision.

 Length of publication: 10 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.

 


Pain, fear of falling, and functional performance among nursing home residents: a longitudinal study

16/05/2018

Source: Western Journal of Nursing Research 

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Date of publication: 25th march 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aim of this study was to analyze the impact of being pain-affected and fear of falling on functional performance among nursing home residents, longitudinally.

 Length of publication: 26 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.

 


Opportunities for cross-disciplinary care partnerships in physiotherapy

16/05/2018

Source: Journal of Physiotherapy

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Date of publication: April 2018, Vol. 64, Iss. 2, pps. 69-71

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article looks at the development of cross-disciplinary care partnerships in the area of falls prevention and osteoarthritis (OA) management in order to improve physiotherapy collaboration exist in many healthcare sectors.

 Length of publication: Three 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.

 


Can functional task exercise improve executive function and contribute to functional balance in older adults with mild cognitive impairment? A pilot study

16/05/2018

Source: British Journal of Occupational Therapy

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Date of publication: 27th March 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This pilot study investigated whether functional task exercise could improve executive function, which might further affect the functional balance in older adults with mild cognitive impairment.

 Length of publication: 8 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.

 


Encouraging older people to engage in resistance training: a multi-stakeholder perspective

16/05/2018

Source: Ageing and Society 

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Date of publication: 10th April 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study looks at  strategies needed to ensure resistance training programmes are attractive to and appropriate for older adults for.

 Length of publication: 20 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.

 


Perceptions of primary health staff about falls prevention in primary care settings in the west of Ireland

16/05/2018

Source: British Journal of Occupational Therapy

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Date of publication: 9th April 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study aimed to explore the perceptions of general practitioners, occupational therapists and physiotherapists working in the primary care setting about falls prevention in their practice.

 Length of publication: 10 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.

 


Exploration of older people’s perceptions of behavioural factors associated with falls

16/05/2018

Source: Age and Ageing

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Date of publication:  12th April 2018

 Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell: This study aimed to explore perceptions and behavioural decisions that may affect risk of falling among older people living in regional Australia.

Length of publication: 7 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.

 


Task force confirms exercise as a falls prevention strategy

16/05/2018

Source: McKinight’s Seniour Living

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Date of publication: 17th April 2018

 Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force states that physical therapy, but not necessarily vitamin D, can help prevent falls in older adults.

 Length of publication: One page

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.

 


David Oliver: Falls in older people—can we really make a difference?

16/05/2018

Source: BMJ

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Date of publication: 17th April 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: David Oliver, consultant in geriatrics and acute general medicine, discusses how more needs to be done to prevent falls in older adults.

 Length of publication: Two 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.


Preventing emergency department (ED) visits and hospitalisations of older adults with cognitive impairment compared with the general senior population: what do we know about avoidable incidents? Results from a scoping review

16/05/2018

Source: BMJOpen

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Date of publication: 17th April 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study aimed to synthetise the actual knowledge concerning these incidents leading this population to ED
presentation, as well as possible preventive measures to reduce them.

 Length of publication: 11 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.


Cognitive-based interventions to improve mobility: a systematic review and meta-analysis

16/05/2018

Source: Journal of the American medical Directors Association

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Date of publication: 19th April 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The objective of this study was to review the existing literature on cognitive-based interventions aimed at improving mobility in older adults and assess the clinical effectiveness of cognitive interventions on gait performance.

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Further dissemination

16/05/2018

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