Horizon Scanning Falls Prevention Bulletin Volume 4 Issue 5

14/05/2014
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Obstacle course training can improve mobility and prevent falls in people with intellectual disabilities.

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Source: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research

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Date of publication: May 2014 58(5) pps 485 -492

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell:  A study to evaluate whether obstacle course training can improve mobility and prevent falls in people with intellectual disabilities.

Length of publication: 7 pages

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Primary prevention of falls: effectiveness of a statewide program

14/05/2014

Source: American Journal of Public Health

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Date of publication: May 2014 104(5) pps e77-e84.

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell:  Results of a population-wide program designed to reduce the incidence of falls among older adults. Older adults completing HSOA are screened and educated regarding fall risk, and those identified as being at high risk are referred to primary care providers and home safety resources.

Length of publication: 7 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.

 


Effects on centre-based training and home-based training on physical function, quality of life and fall incidence in community dwelling older adults.

14/05/2014

Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice

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Date of publication: May 2014 30(4) pps. 243-248

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: “A quasi-experimental study to compare the effects of center-based training with home-based training on physical function, quality of life and fall incidence in older adults.”

Length of publication: 5 pages

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Investigating the predictive ability of gait speed and quadriceps strength for incident falls in community-dwelling older women at high risk of fracture

14/05/2014

Source: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics

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Date of publication: May -June 2014 65(3) pps. 308-313

Publication type: journal article

In a nutshell: This article investigates whether quadriceps strength tests demonstrate similar predictive ability for incident falls as gait speed in older women.

Length of publication: 5 pages

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Integrating proven falls prevention interventions into government programs

14/05/2014

Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health

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Date of publication: April 2014 38(2) pps 122-127

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This paper attempts to identify Department of Health programs with high potential to integrate evidence-based interventions to prevent falls among older people.

Length of publication: 7 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.


Older adults’ perceptions of technologies aimed at falls prevention, detection or monitoring

14/05/2014

Source: International Journal of Medical Informatics

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Date of publication: 1st April 2014

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A review which provides an overview of older adults’ perceptions of falls technologies.

Length of publication: 45 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.


Non-slip socks reduce falls at Croydon University Hospital

14/05/2014

Source: YourLocalGuardian.co.uk

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Date of publication: 22nd April 2014

Publication type: news article

In a nutshell: Use of non-slip socks have reduced falls at Croydon Hospital.

Length of publication: 1 page

 


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