Falls Prevention Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 6 Issue 2

16/02/2016
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A cluster randomised controlled trial of advice, exercise or multifactorial assessment to prevent falls and fractures in community-dwelling older adults: protocol for the prevention of falls injury trial (PreFIT)

16/02/2016

Source: Geriatric Medicine 

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Date of publication: 2016 Vol. 6 Iss. 1

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article outlines a large-scale UK trial investigating the clinical and cost-effectiveness of alternative falls prevention interventions targeted at community dwelling older adults.

Length of publication: 12 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.

 

 


Falling does not have to be an inevitable result of aging

16/02/2016

Source: Iron County Today

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Date of publication: 20 January  2016

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: The Five County Area Agency on Aging in Southern Utah is organizing several free health workshops and classes, including a falls prevention class during which local seniors and their family members can learn these evidence-based falls prevention techniques.

Length of publication: One page


£72,000 scheme to help keep vulnerable people safe from falls

16/02/2016

Source: Hartlepool Mail

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Date of publication: 20 January 2016

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: A new-look falls prevention service is to be developed by council health chiefs after £72,000 of funding was approved.

Length of publication: One page


Falls and Balance Impairments in Older Adults with Type 2 Diabetes

16/02/2016

Source: Canadian Journal of Diabetes, 2016, Vol 40 no 1 p. 6-9

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Date of publication: February 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Older adults with type 2 diabetes are far more likely to fall than those without, and the consequences of these falls include avoiding activity, gradual immobility and mortality. Balance is one of the most common risk factors, which is associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN). This is therefore the central focus of falls prevention research and interventions in these cases. But certain studies have found those without major complications of DPN to be at increased falls risk as well, associating with subtle declines in sensorimotor and cognitive function. Knowledge of this may help fall prevention strategies.

Length of publication: 3 pages

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Fall prevention intervention technologies

16/02/2016

Source: Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 2016, Vol 59 p. 319-345

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Date of publication: February 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article gives a broad overview of all the technologies available to deliver more effective fall prevention interventions, presenting a conceptual framework proposing four broad categories of fall-prevention intervention system: pre-fall prevention, post-fall prevention, fall injury prevention and cross-fall prevention. Recommendations in response to challenges identified, as well as future research directions, are proposed.

Length of publication: 26 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.