Falls Prevention Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 5 Issue 5

15/05/2015
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Ankle dorsiflexion may be important in falls in fibromyalgic women

15/05/2015

Source: Clinical Biomechanics, 2015, online

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Date of publication: April 2015

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Fibromyalgia produces chronic pain and allows only for a reduced range of motion, which leads to gait changes and a high incidence of falls. Intervention programmes can be designed by understanding these gait patterns. This study was designed to evaluate the range of motion of the hip and ankle joints in women with and without fibromyalgia. Ranges of motion were similar between groups except that fibromyalgia sufferers showed higher plantar flexion and lower dorsiflexion. Improved ankle kinematics in this group may help prevent falls and improve mobility.

Length of publication: 1 page

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Mobility is key predictor of wellbeing changes among older fallers

15/05/2015

Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2015, online

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Date of publication: April 2015

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A study designed to determine the factors that predict changes in wellbeing over time in older people presenting to the Vancouver Falls Prevention Clinic.

Length of publication: 1 page

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Translating falls prevention knowledge for community-dwelling

15/05/2015

Source: Journal of Alzheimers Disease and Parkinsonism

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Date of publication: March 2015 vol. 5 iss. 1

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A research article looking into preventing falls in older people with dementia.

Length of publication: 9 pages

 

 

 


Housing association’s rapid response falls service helps patients stay at home

15/05/2015

Source: 24dash.com

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Date of publication: 9th April 2015

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: Peaks & Plains Housing Trust, working with the North West Ambulance Service, has launched a rapid response falls service.

Length of publication: One page

 

 

 


Free programs for those elderly who have a fear of falling

15/05/2015

Source: Eastern Riverina Chronicle

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Date of publication: 9th April 2015

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: A falls prevention program designed to assist those living at home who have fallen or have a fear or falling.

Length of publication: One page

 

 

 


Falls prevention study gets international recognition in the Lancet

15/05/2015

Source: Government of Western Australia Department of Health

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Date of publication: 10th April 2015

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell:  A successful research project that aimed to educate patients and carers about keeping safe while in hospital has been featured in the Lancet medical journal.

Length of publication: One page

 

 

 


Key factors influencing implementation of falls prevention exercise programs in the community

15/05/2015

Source: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity

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Date of publication: 16th March 2015

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A study to evaluate the implementation of group and home based exercise falls prevention programs delivered through community health agencies to community dwelling older people.

Length of publication: 29 pages

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GP-led fracture prevention scheme could save NHS millions of pounds

15/05/2015

Source: GP

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Date of publication: 15th April 2015

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: An early prevention scheme for bone fractures trialled successfully by a GP federation in Northumberland could be rolled out nationwide to help slash the £2.3bn annual cost of fractures to the NHS.

Length of publication: One page