Video games for senior citizens to prevent falls

16/02/2016

Source: Trustech: the North West NHS innovation service

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Date of publication: January 2016

Publication type: Website

In a nutshell: An innovation from Trafford Hospitals (CMFT) and the University of Manchester will help to reduce the number of falls in the older population. Exergames utilises Microsoft Kinect gaming technology to help improve strength, co-ordination and movement of its target users; elderly people at risk from falls.

Length of publication: 1 page


Can the Otago falls prevention program be delivered by video?

16/02/2016

Source: BMJ Open Sport and Exercise Medicine

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Date of publication: 4 February 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article looks at the feasibility of delivering the Otago Exercise Programme (OEP) via an interactive DVD (ie, OEP-DVD) in combination with monthly physical therapist phone calls to older adults.

Length of publication: 8 pages

 

 


Using a community of practice to evaluate falls prevention activity in a residential aged care organisation: a clinical audit

16/02/2016

Source: Australian Health Review

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Date of publication: 1 February 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study evaluates if a community of practice (CoP) could conduct a falls prevention clinical audit and identify gaps in falls prevention practice requiring action. Methods Cross sectional falls prevention clinical audits in 13 residential aged care (RAC) sites of a not-for-profit organisation providing care to 779 residents.

Length of publication: unknown

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.

 

 


Exercise and fall prevention self-management to reduce mobility-related disability and falls after fall-related lower limb fracture in older people: protocol for the RESTORE (Recovery Exercises and STepping On afteR fracturE) randomised controlled trial

16/02/2016

Source: BioMed Central

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Date of publication: 2 February 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell:  This randomised controlled trial aims to evaluate the effects of an exercise and fall prevention self-management intervention on mobility-related disability and falls in older people following fall-related lower limb or pelvic fracture. Cost-effectiveness of the intervention will also be investigated.

Length of publication: 20 pages

 

 

 


Older adult falls seen by emergency medical service providers: a prevention opportunity

16/02/2016

Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine 

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Date of publication: 4 February 2016

Publication type: Journal article 

In a nutshell: A study to determine where falls occurred and the circumstances under which patients were transported by EMS, and to identify future fall prevention opportunities.

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.

 

 


Older people’s motives to use falls prevention exergames

16/02/2016

Source: The West Midlands Health Informatics Network’s second annual conference

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Date of publication: 26 January 2016

Publication type: Conference paper

In a nutshell:  This paper looks at the factors which influence the motivation of older people at risk of falls, to use falls prevention exergames to improve their physical
function and reduce their fall risk.

Length of publication: 2 pages

 

 

 


Castle Community Centre hosts pilot sessions for falls prevention dance programme

16/02/2016

Source: Northwich Guardian

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Date of publication: 5 February 2016

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: Six six-month Dance to Health pilots are being undertaken in Cheshire, London and Oxfordshire delivered by some of the UK’s leading dance organisations. This falls prevention programme combines dance and  physiotherapy-based falls prevention to help reduce the risk of falls in older adults.

Length of publication: One page

 

 

 


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