Falls Prevention Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 5 Issue 12

16/12/2015
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Survey opportunity on falls prevention research

16/12/2015

Source: ProFaNE website

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Date of publication: November 2015

Publication type: Website news item

In a nutshell: The University of Oxford are conducting a survey to update recommendations for conducting clinical trials on falls prevention in older people. They want to hear from you if you work in falls prevention – the survey takes around 15 minutes to complete.

Length of publication: 1 page


Effect of footwear on foot clearance, slippage and gait in older women

16/12/2015

Source: Gait and Posture, 2016, Vol 44 p. 43-47

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Date of publication: February 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Footwear is likely to be a factor in falls, a major issue affecting older adults’ health. This study investigated the effect of footwear on minimum foot clearance, heel slippage and spatiotemporal variables of gait in community-dwelling older women. The results show that older women should be supported to make footwear choices with optimal fitting features; recommendations of particular styles and features of footwear may assist during falls prevention education to reduce the incidence of foot trips and falls.

Length of publication: 4 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.


Falls and older people: aftercare and prevention

16/12/2015

Source: Nursing in Practice

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Date of publication: 25 November 2015

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: This article discusses the importance of immediate rapid assessment of an initial fall in order to prevent any subsequent falls.

Length of publication: One page

 

 

 


CSP responds to the spending review

16/12/2015

Source: Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

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Date of publication: 25 November 2015

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: Catherine Pope, Chair of Council at the CSP (Chartered Society of Physiotherapy) explains why support is needed to expand services such as falls prevention and physiotherapy in GP surgeries.

Length of publication: One page

 

 


Using dollhouses to teach falls prevention

16/12/2015

Source: CBC News

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Date of publication: 30th November 2015

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: Dollhouses teach children to watch for hazards in the home in the hope the word passes to grandparents.

Length of publication: One page