Falls Prevention Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 5 Issue 7

10/07/2015
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Comprehensive prevention program effectively reduces falls among older people

10/07/2015

Source: EIN News

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Date of publication: 8th June 2015

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell:  A comprehensive falls prevention program developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services helps to reduce falls for older adults.

Length of publication: One page

 


Falls prevention program scores wins all around

10/07/2015

Source: American Academy of Family Physicians

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Date of publication: 17th June 2015

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: A falls prevention progam devloped for community-dwelling seniors has shown to reduce falls as well as the need for patient care in long-term care facilities.

Length of publication: One page

 

 


CSP shows falls economic model to Scotland’s health minister

10/07/2015

Source: Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

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Date of publication: 25th June 2015

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: Scotland’s health minister sees a demonstration of the CSP’s falls prevention economic model at the NHS Scotland Event 2015.

Length of publication: One page

 


Diabetes mellitus end-organ damage as falls risk in hip fracture

10/07/2015

Source: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 2015, online

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Date of publication: June 2015

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study aimed to identify differential characteristics of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) complicated by end-organ damage who experience a fall-related hip fracture. It showed that a significant amount of patients with clinical evidence of end-organ damage due to T2DM who experience a fall-related hip fracture have a history of recurrent falling in the previous year. These patients should be identified and offered preventive actions aimed at reducing their risk of falling.

Length of publication: 1 page

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Vitamin D and sarcopenia/falls

10/07/2015

Source: Journal of Clinical Densitometry, 2015, online

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Date of publication: June 2015

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Sarcopenia involves loss of muscle mass as the body ages, and evidence suggests that vitamin D is important for muscle structure and function: maintenance of adequate vitamin D status is therefore a stratagem to consider for sarcopenia prevention and treatment. This article summarises the potential effects of vitamin D on muscle structure and function and provides guidance for vitamin D supplementation in prevention and treatment of sarcopenia and falls.

Length of publication: 1 page

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