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

17/04/2015

Source: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics

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Date of publication: January -February 2015 vol. 60 iss. 1 pps. 96-102

Publication type: journal article

In a nutshell: A study that attempts to describe the magnitude of depressive symptoms, shift of depressive symptoms and the impact of the symptoms of depression among older hospital patients during hospital admission and identify whether exposure to falls prevention education affected symptoms of depression.

Length of publication: six pages

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Bedside nurses leading the way for falls prevention: an evidence-based approach

17/04/2015

Source: Critical Care Nurse

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Date of publication: April 2015 vol. 35 iss. 2 pps. 82-84

Publication type: journal article

In a nutshell: An article on how falls could be reduced with planning and intervention techniques.

Length of publication: two pages

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24 h Levodopa–carbidopa intestinal gel may reduce falls and “unresponsive” freezing of gait in Parkinson’s disease

17/04/2015

Source: Parkinsonism & Related Disorders

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Date of publication: March 2015 vol. 21 iss. 3 pps. 317-320

Publication type: journal article

In a nutshell: A report on a prospective, open label study of 24 hour levodopa–carbidopa intestinal gel (LCIG) as treatment for levodopa “unresponsive” freezing of gait (FOG) associated with Parkinson’s disease.

Length of publication: three pages

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Risk factors of indoor fall injuries in community-dwelling older women: a prospective cohort study

17/04/2015

Source: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics

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Date of publication: March-April 2015 vol 60 iss. 2 pps. 259-264

Publication type: journal article

In a nutshell: A study to explore the characteristics and the potential risk factors of indoor fall injuries in community-dwelling older women, and to provide evidence for the future intervention strategy.

Length of publication: five pages

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Quantitative analysis of fall risk using TUG test

17/04/2015

Source: Computer Methods in Biomechanical and Biomedical Engineering

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Date of publication: March 2015 vol. 18 iss. 4

Publication type: journal article

In a nutshell:  An article which examines the falling risk among elderly using a wearable inertial sensor, which combines accelerometer and gyrosensors devices, applied during the Timed Up and Go (TUG) test.

Length of publication: 13 pages

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Bottom-up subspace clustering suggests a paradigm shift to prevent fall injuries

17/04/2015

Source: Medical Hypotheses

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Date of publication: April 2015 vol. 84 iss. 4 pps. 356-362

Publication type: journal article

In a nutshell: An article which looks at how a paradigm shift in statistical methods is required before fall injuries can be substantially reduced.

Length of publication: six pages

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Blayney Hospital to mark April Falls Day

17/04/2015

Source: Blayney Chronicle

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Date of publication: April 8 2015

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: An Australian hospital uses events  and activities to build awareness of falls and falls prevention for hospital residents and patients.

Length of publication: one page

 

 

 


Group celebrates decade of helping prevent falls

17/04/2015

Source: Grimsby Telegraph

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Date of publication: April 2nd 2015

Publication type: news article

In a nutshell: The Falls Prevention Collaborative, based at Hope Street Medical Centre, celebrates ten years.

Length of publication: one page