Falls Prevention Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 4 Issue 10

16/10/2014

Falls prevention would save NHS £275m

16/10/2014

Source: OnMedica

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Date of publication: 1st October 2014

Publication type: article

In a nutshell: A report by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists claims that physiotherapy could prevent nearly 200,000 falls a year and save the NHS £275m.

Length of publication: 1 page

 


Depressive symptoms and adverse outcomes from hospitalization in older adults: secondary outcomes of a trial of falls prevention education

16/10/2014

Source: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatircs

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Date of publication: September 25th 2014 – article in press

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell:This study aims to describe the magnitude of depressive symptoms, shift of depressive symptoms and the impact of the symptoms of depression amongst older hospital patients during hospital admission and identify whether exposure to falls prevention education affected symptoms of depression

Length of publication: unknown

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New partnership expands falls prevention program

16/10/2014

Source: United Way

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Date of publication: September  2014

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: Partnerships in Texas promote falls prevention program to teach people how to reduce the risk of falls.

Length of publication: one page

 


Use of information technology for falls detection and prevention in the elderly

16/10/2014

Source: Ageing International

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Date of publication: 25th September 2014

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A research study on the use of IT in falls prevention in the elderly.

Length of publication: 23 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.


Brief pain inventory could help those at risk of falls

16/10/2014

Source: Geriatrics and Gerontology International, online 28 August 2014

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Date of publication: August 2014

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study aimed to investigate the relationship between chronic musculoskeletal pain and falls, which are common in community-dwelling older adults. Another aim was to determine the discriminative validity of the Brief Pain Inventory to differentiate between non-fallers, any fallers and recurrent fallers. The BPI was found to be useful to differentiate in such a way in clinical settings.

Length of publication: 1 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.


TUG test results found through general practice falls risk screening

16/10/2014

Source: Age and Ageing, 2014, Vol 43 suppl 1 p. i16

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Date of publication: September 2014

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: TUG (Timed Up and Go) is a falls risk assessment used in the North Tyneside Falls Prevention Service to proactively screen for risk factors in primary care. General practitioners have found that an exercise intervention can produce better results from the assessment.

Length of publication: 1 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.


Effects of training on balance performance and fear of falling

16/10/2014

Source: International Journal of Gerontology, 2014, Vol 8 no 3 p. 143-146

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Date of publication: September 2014

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Balance is a major risk factor in falling and fear of falling, and exercise which challenges balance is the most effective intervention for preventing falls. This study described the effects of a simple home-based balancing training programme on measures of balance performances and fear of falling in community-based older Thai adults.

Length of publication: 3 pages

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Mortality and profiles of community-dwelling fallers: the EPIDOS cohort

16/10/2014

Source: Maturitas: The European Menopause Journal, online 04 August 2014

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Date of publication: August 2014

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study assessed the long-term survival of community-dwelling elderly women after four different types of fall: ‘inside’, ‘outside’, ‘environmental’ and ‘falls from heights’. Inside falls were found to be markers of shorter survival rates and should trigger proper prevention and protection measures.

Length of publication: 1 page

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Effect of different exercises on postural balance in elderly women

16/10/2014

Source: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, online 23 August 2014

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Date of publication: August 2014

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Different types of exercise are recommended for the elderly to prevent limitations in functional capacity due to ageing and to reduce the risk of falls. This study aimed to evaluate the effect on postural balance of three of these different types of exercise.

Length of publication: 1 page

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Health Quality and Safety Commission New Zealand’s 10 Topics resource

16/10/2014

Source: Health Quality & Safety Commission New Zealand

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Date of publication: September 2014

Publication type: Website

In a nutshell: These are a variety of resources produced by Health Quality and Safety Commission New Zealand, which are aimed at both carers of those at risk of falls and health professionals who deal with such people. Each link has an interactive PDF attached and some have extra resources on their individual pages.

Length of publication: 1 page


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16/10/2014

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