Falls Prevention Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 8 Issue 6

19/07/2018
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Prevention of falls – interventions in the home visits to the elderly: scoping review

19/07/2018

Source: International Journal of Clinical Skills

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Date of publication: June 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study aims to identify the interventions performed during the home visit that may have an impact on the reduction of risk, on the prevention of falls, on their recurrence and / or on secondary injuries.

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Gait abnormality predicts falls in women after total hip arthroplasty

19/07/2018

Source: The Journal of Arthroplasty

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Date of publication: 6th June 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Patients who undergo total hip arthroplasty (THA) have an increased risk of falls during the first year postoperatively. However, risk factors for falls after THA remain unclear. This article investigates the relationship between gait abnormality and falls during the first year after THA.

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Recommended by falls prevention strategy launched in South Canterbury

19/07/2018

Source: The Timaru Herald

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Date of publication: 8th June 2018

 Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: A new programme helping people recover from and prevent falls will be rolled out in South Canterbury. The programme, in conjunction with ACC, the SCDHB and Sport South Canterbury, aims to minimise the risk of falls in the region’s aged population.

 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.


Which fall ascertainment method captures most falls in pre-frail and frail seniors?

19/07/2018

Source: American Journal of Epidemiology 

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Date of publication: 15 June 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study looked at various falls ascertainment method and investigated which method captures most falls among pre-frail and frail seniors.

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Cost-effectiveness of a multifaceted podiatry intervention for the prevention of falls in older people: The REducing falls with orthoses and a multifaceted podiatry intervention trial findings

19/07/2018

Source: Gerontology

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Date of publication: 26th June 2018

 Publication type: journal article

In a nutshell: This article evaluates the cost-effectiveness alongside the REducing Falls with Orthoses and a Multifaceted podiatry intervention (REFORM) trial.

 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.


Postural control is associated with muscle power in post-menopausal women with low bone mass

19/07/2018

Source: Osteoporosis International  

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Date of publication: 25th June 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Post-menopausal women with low bone mass are at higher risk of bone fractures subsequent to falls. Understanding the correlates of postural control in this collective informs intervention design for falls prevention.

 Length of publication: 6 pages

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Evaluation of older people’s knowledge, awareness, motivation and perceptions about falls and falls prevention in residential aged care homes: a tale of two cities

19/07/2018

Source: Ageing & Society 

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Date of publication: 27th June 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Falls prevention strategies can only be effective in reducing falls amongst older people if they are adopted and enacted in their daily lives. There is limited evidence identifying what older people in residential aged care (RAC) homes understand about falls and falls prevention, or what may limit or enable their adoption of strategies. This study was conducted in two countries and explored older people’s knowledge and awareness of falls and their preferences, opportunities and motivation to undertake falls prevention strategies.

 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.


Fall prevention programs for culturally and linguistically diverse groups: program provider perspectives

19/07/2018

Source: Ethnicity & Health

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Date of publication: 2nd June 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This qualitative study aims to explore the experiences, needs and challenges that individual program providers encountered in implementing and delivering a fall prevention program for CALD groups and meeting the linguistic, cultural and contextual needs of the program participants.

 Length of publication: 19 pages

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Differences in Falls between Older adult participants in group exercise and those who exercise alone: a cross-sectional study using Japan Gerontological Evaluation Study (JAGES) aata

19/07/2018

Source: Europe PMC

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Date of publication: 5th July 2018 Vol 15 issue 7

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study examined the difference in falls between older adults who participated in group exercise and those who exercised alone.

 Length of publication: 11 pages

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Further dissemination

19/07/2018

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