Falls Prevention Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 5 Issue 8

14/08/2015

“Are your clients having fun?” The implications of respondents’ preferences for the delivery of group exercise programs for falls prevention

14/08/2015

Source: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity

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Date of publication: 23rd July 2015

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: To identify older people’s preferences for how group exercise programs for falls prevention can be delivered.

Length of publication: 33 pages

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Falls and older people – where, when and why?

14/08/2015

Source: Nursing in Practice

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Date of publication: Vol. 85, 23rd July 2015

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: An article on how there needs to be better assessment of falls risk in older people.

Length of publication: One page

 


Investigating the impact of a falls prevention community of practice in a residential aged-care setting

14/08/2015

Source: Journal of Advanced Nursing

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Date of publication: 21st July 2015

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study aims to facilitate the implementation and operation of a falls prevention Community of Practice in a residential aged-care organization and evaluate its effect on falls outcomes.

Length of publication: 10 pages

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Health behaviour change theory meets falls prevention: feasibility of a habit-based balance and strength exercise intervention for older adults

14/08/2015

Source: Psychology of Sport and Exercise

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Date of publication: 17th July 2015

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A study which tested feasibility of a theory-based behaviour change intervention that encouraged women to embed balance and strength exercises into daily life routines

Length of publication: 32 pages

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Mobility predicts change in older adults’ health-related quality of life: evidence from a Vancouver falls prevention prospective cohort study

14/08/2015

Source: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes

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Date of publication: Volume 13 Issue 101 15th July 2015 pps 1-10

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A study which attempts to identify key factors that explain variation in health related quality of life (HRQoL) among community dwelling older adults at risk of falls.

Length of publication: 10 pages

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Shriver Center studying falls prevention in people with intellectual, developmental disabilities

14/08/2015

Source: UMASS

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Date of publication: 7th July 2015

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: The Shriver Center, a unit of UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division, partnered with an outpatient rehabilitation provider, Visiting Rehab Services, to determine whether customizing care plans for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities will reduce their risk of falling.

Length of publication: One page

 

 


CSP’s falls tool helps secure £400,000 grant

14/08/2015

Source: Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

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Date of publication: 9th July 2015

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: The CSP’s falls prevention economic model was ‘invaluable’ in securing a £400,000 grant for an exercise programme run by Southwark and Lambeth Integrated Care.

Length of publication: One page

 


Campaign aims to educate over-65s to prevent falls

14/08/2015

Source: Edinburgh Evening News

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Date of publication: 28 July 2015

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: A campaign to help older people stay on their feet and avoid potentially dangerous falls has been launched by health and council chiefs.

Length of publication: One page

 

 


Does a falls prevention program impact perceived participation in everyday occupations? A pilot randomized controlled trial

14/08/2015

Source: OTJR

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Date of publication: 7th July 2015

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of a multi-disciplinary, client-centered, fall prevention program on the experiences of participation and autonomy in everyday occupations among community-dwelling older adults.

Length of publication: unknown

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Mobility and cognition are associated with wellbeing and health related quality of life among older adults

14/08/2015

Source: BMC Geriatrics

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Date of publication: 5th July 2015

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell:  A study which attempts to identify key clinically relevant outcome measures of mobility and cognitive function that explain variation in wellbeing and health related quality of life (HRQoL) among community dwelling older adults.

Length of publication: One page

 

 

 


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14/08/2015

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