Falls Prevention Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 8 Issue 9

20/12/2018
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An economic evaluation of the SUNBEAM programme: a falls-prevention randomized controlled trial in residential aged care

20/12/2018

Source: Clinical Rehabilitation

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Date of publication: 30th October 2018, pps. 1-11

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: the aim of this study is to estimate the cost-effectiveness of a strength and balance exercise programme (SUNBEAM) which has been shown to be clinically effective in reducing the rate of falls in residents of aged care facilities.

 Length of publication: 11 pages

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Study protocol for investigating the impact of community home modification services on hospital utilisation for fall injuries: a controlled longitudinal study using data linkage

20/12/2018

Source: Journal of Clinical Pathology

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Date of publication: November 2018 Volume 8, Issue 10

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study will evaluate the effectiveness of home adaptations, both in preventing hospital admissions due to falls for older people, and improving timely discharge. Results will provide evidence for services at the interface between health and social care, informing policies seeking to promote healthy ageing through prudent healthcare and fall prevention.

 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.


Engagement of general practitioners in falls prevention and referral to occupational therapists

20/12/2018

Source: British Journal of Occupational Therapy 

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Date of publication: November 2, 2018, pps. 1-9

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This research aims to identify the current practice of general practitioners in falls prevention and to identify opportunities for occupational therapists in particular to extend their role in falls prevention in primary care.

 Length of publication: 9 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.


Association between the discrepancy in self-reported and performance-based physical functioning levels and risk of future falls among community-dwelling older adults: The Locomotive Syndrome and Health Outcomes in Aizu Cohort Study (LOHAS)

20/12/2018

Source: Journal of the American medical Directors Association 

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Date of publication: 5 November 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A discrepancy in self-reported and performance-based physical functioning levels is often observed among older adults. This study investigated the association of discrepancy in self-reported and performance-based physical functioning levels with risk of future falls among community-dwelling older adults.

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The relationship between frailty, functional dependence, and healthcare needs among community‐dwelling people with moderate to severe dementia

20/12/2018

Source: Health and Social care in the Community

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Date of publication:  07 November 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This paper examines the healthcare needs of community‐dwelling older people living in Porto, Portugal, diagnosed with moderate or severe dementia, linked to functional dependency, cognitive decline, limitations in the activities of daily life, and frailty levels.

 Length of publication: 12 pages

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The association between unexplained falls and cardiac arrhythmias: a scoping literature review

20/12/2018

Source: Australian Critical Care

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Date of publication: 9 November 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aim of this study is to determine the association between cardiac arrhythmias and unexplained falls in older adults presenting to the ED and to identify the processes for cardiac screening in patients presenting to the ED after an unexplained fall.

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Interprofessional education model for geriatric falls risk assessment and prevention

20/12/2018

Source: BMJ Open quality

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Date of publication: December 2018, Volume 7, Issue 4

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: One in three people over the age of 65 fall every year, with 1/3 sustaining at least moderate injury. Falls risk reduction requires an interprofessional health team approach. The literature is lacking in effective models to teach students how to work collaboratively in interprofessional teams for geriatric falls prevention. The purpose of this paper is to describe the development, administration and outcome measures of an education programme to teach principles of interprofessional care for older adults in the context of falls prevention.

 Length of publication: 9 pages

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An experimental implementation design to determine the impact of STEADI and two abbreviated STEADI modifications

20/12/2018

Source: Innovation in Aging

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Date of publication: November 2018, Vol. 2 Iss. suppl_1 pps. 237-8

Publication type: journal article

In a nutshell: Although STEADI has been successful in increasing falls-related screening, risk assessment, and prevention activities, scientific evidence of its impacts on falls and costs is limited. This study will implement STEADI and two abbreviated modifications into Geisinger Health Care outpatient clinics in suburban Pennsylvania; (1) All core STEADI interventions; (2) just physical therapy; and (3) just medication management. Information from control subjects will be contemporaneously collected from the same clinic sites. Unique aspects of the study include its experimental design, large expected sample size, use of abbreviated core assessment and intervention modules, and use of patient surveys in addition to electronic health data to capture program adherence and fall outcomes. Additionally, the study will use nursing and support staff to perform most STEADI activities and modify existing decision support tools to facilitate nurse/provider communication. Modifications to core elements, the study’s experimental design, and proposed patient survey elements will be presented.

 Length of publication: One page

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Impact of a home-based nutrition and exercise intervention in improving functional capacity associated with falls among rural seniors in Canada

20/12/2018

Source: Emerald Insight

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Date of publication: November 2018, Vol. 19 Iss. 4

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A six-month randomized controlled trial was conducted to examine the impact of a home-based nutrition and exercise intervention on functional capacity to prevent falls among rural seniors. The paper aims to discuss this issue.

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Factors associated with older adults’ enrollment in balance classes to prevent falls: case-control ctudy

20/12/2018

Source: Journal of Applied Gerontology 

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Date of publication: November 18, 2018

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study examined the association of exposure to social marketing to promote balance classes, personal characteristics and other factors, with older adults’ balance class participation.

Length of publication: 14 pages

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