Falls Prevention Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 6 Issue 1

18/01/2016
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Educators’ perspectives about how older hospital patients can engage in a falls prevention education programme: a qualitative process evaluation

18/01/2016

Source: BMJ Open

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Date of publication: 9 December 2015 vol. 5 iss. 12 pps. 1-19

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A study to explore educators perspectives of delivering patient and staff education, and to conceptualise how the programme worked to prevent falls among older patients who received the education.

Length of publication: 9 pages

 

 


STEADY U initiative encourages “Winter READY/ Winter STEADY!”

18/01/2016

Source: The Jackson County Times-Journal

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Date of publication: 15 December 2015

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: Useful advice for seniors to better prepare against falls during cold winter months.

Length of publication: 1 page


Toward affordable falls prevention in Parkinson’s disease

18/01/2016

Source: Movement Disorders

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Date of publication: 11 December 2015

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: An economic analysis of the cost effectiveness of falls prevention programmes. 

Length of publication: 4 pages

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Do statistical models matter for performance criteria of fall prediction in the elderly?

18/01/2016

Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine, 2016, Vol 27 p. 48-56

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Date of publication: January 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study compared various performance criteria of different statistical models for fall risk in older community-dwellers. It tested six linear models and three non-linear models, including neuroevolution of augmenting topologies (NEAT) and the adaptive neuro fuzzy interference system (ANFIS). The study found that these latter two had the best performance criteria compared to other models, but sensitivity and specificity were unbalanced, underscoring that these models should be used respectively for the screening of fallers and the diagnosis of recurrent fallers.

Length of publication: 8 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.


Developing networks between residential aged care facilities as a result of engagement in a falls prevention project: an action research study

18/01/2016

Source: Contemporary Nurse

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Date of publication: 18 December 2015

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article explores outcomes associated with network formation between two residential aged care facilities as part of an action research approach to reducing falls.

Length of publication: 29 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.