Falls Prevention Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 5 Issue 7

10/07/2015

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

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.


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

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.


Predictors of adherence to a falls prevention exercise program for people with Parkinson’s Disease

10/07/2015

Source: Movement Disorders

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Date of publication: 30th June 2015

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A study which investigates predictors of adherence to a minimally supervised exercise program designed to reduce falls in people with Parkinson’s Disease.

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.

 

 


‘Real-Time’ data from nursing home EMRs could aid in falls prevention

10/07/2015

1Source: PT in Motion

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Date of publication: 6th July 2015

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: A new study which looks how nursing home electronic medical records (EMRs) could contain predictive “real time” data that can shed light on resident falls risk, and make identifying those most at risk for falls more precise.

Length of publication: One page

 


16th International Falls and Postural Stability Conference 11th September 2015

10/07/2015

Source: ProFaNE website

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Date of publication: June 2015

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: This annual event is widely recognised as the leading meeting in the UK for clinicians working in the field of falls and mobility medicine. The day provides a forum for scientific discussion and clinical updates and enables a multidisciplinary audience of over 200 professionals to share their experiences of best clinical practice.

Length of publication: 1 page


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10/07/2015

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