Falls Prevention Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 4 Issue 10

16/10/2014
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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

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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

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