Falls Prevention Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 3 Issue 11

15/11/2013

Multi dimensional falls prevention programs effective in reducing falls in older adults

15/11/2013

Source: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics

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Date of publication: 2nd November 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Studies show that multi-dimensional falls prevention programs are effective in reducing falls in older adults.

Length of Publication: 41 pages

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Seniors Gain From Fall Prevention Program

15/11/2013

Source: medpageToday

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Date of publication: Nov. 5th 2013

Publication type: article

In a nutshell: A falls prevention program has effectively reduced the risk for falls among older adults.

Length of publication: one page


Preventing childhood falls within the home

15/11/2013

Source: Accident Analysis and Prevention, 2013, Vol 60 p. 158-171

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Date of publication: November 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This is a systematic review as well as a meta-review looking into childhood falls, covering a variety of causes, interventions and effects. It points out that further research into this area is urgently required.

Length of publication: 13 pages

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Fall risk factors for older people with intellectual disabilities

15/11/2013

Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities, 2013, Vol 4 no 11 p. 3754-3765

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Date of publication: November 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: There is extensive research on the general population in terms of risk factors for falling, but there is little information available about risk factors for older people with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities. This study found a complex variety of factors associated with risk of falls in people with ID, and further research is recommended for the development of multifactorial screening processes.

Length of publication: 11 pages

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Using a wireless sensor network to monitor patients with Parkinson’s

15/11/2013

Source: Procedia Computer Science, 2013, Vol 19 p. 956-961

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Date of publication: October 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This research focuses on non-invasive wireless monitoring of elderly patients with Parkinson’s disease for early signs of falls, to try and prevent potential falls and injuries. It specifically focuses on Freezing of Gait at home and plans to build up a mobility pattern for the person which can be fed into the system to help prevent possible falls.

Length of publication: 5 pages

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Older people’s participation and engagement in falls prevention interventions

15/11/2013

Source: European Geriatric Medicine

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Date of publication: 31 October 2013

Publication type: journal article

In a nutshell: A study to evaluate the participation of older adults in Falls Prevention schemes as a method of reducing falls.

Length of publication: 3 pages

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Do exercise interventions prevent falls injuries in older community-based people?

15/11/2013

Source: BMJ, 2013, Vol 347

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Date of publication: October 2013 (online)

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study looked into fall prevention exercise interventions and how effective they are in preventing different types of fall-related injury. It found that exercise programmes to prevent falls in older adults also seem to prevent injuries caused by falls. This also reduces the rate of falls leading to medical care.

Length of publication: 13 pages

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Distinguishing causes of falls using various wearable tri-axial accelerometers

15/11/2013

Source: Gait and Posture, online 2013

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Date of publication: September 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Lack of evidence on cause and circumstance of falls can be a barrier to effective prevention strategies. Previous studies have used inertial sensors to automatically detect falls to deliver medical assistance. This study expanded on the idea by developing and evaluating the accuracy of wearable sensor systems for determining the causes of falls.

Length of publication: 1 page

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Fall prevention in older persons

15/11/2013

Source: Continuing Medical Education

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Date of publication:  October 2013 Vol. 31, No. 10

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article looks at the causes for falls in the elderly, where they are likely to occur and ways of preventing them.

Length of publication: One page


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15/11/2013

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