Falls Prevention Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 6 Issue 3

14/03/2016
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Patient perceptions with falls during hospitalization and after discharge

14/03/2016

Source: Applied Nursing Research, 2016, Vol 31 p. 79-85

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Date of publication: August 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study aims to describe the perceptions of hospitalised older people around their falls risk and fall prevention strategies received while hospitalised, and any instructions they received to prevent possible falls after discharge.

Length of publication: 6 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.


Codi a Mynd: CSP falls prevention booklet gets Welsh translation

14/03/2016

Source: Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

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Date of publication: 26 February 2016

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: Public Health Wales (PHW) has paid £5,000 towards a print run of 23,000 bilingual versions of a falls prevention booklet.

Length of publication: One page


Serious investigation launched after patient dies after falling at Colchester General Hospital

14/03/2016

Source: Clacton Gazette

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Date of publication: 24th February 2016

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: An investigation is being launched at Colchester Hospital after the death of an elderly patient. It is understood that the patient had not received a falls risk assessment after being admitted to hospital.

Length of publication: One page


Using dance to help reduce falls

14/03/2016

Source: Banbury Guardian 

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Date of publication: 3rd March 2016

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: Dance to Health is a pilot falls prevention dance programme for the over-60s that’s being piloted in six UK venues.

 Length of publication: One page

Perceptions of urban Australian general practitioners about falls risk screening, falls risk assessment, and referral practices for falls prevention: An exploratory cross sectional survey study

14/03/2016

Source: Australian Health Review

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Date of publication: 9th February 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aim of this study was to explore the perceptions of Australian GPs about falls risk screening, assessment and their referral practices with older people living in the community, and to identify any barriers or facilitators to implementing evidence-based falls prevention practice.

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.

 

 


Does action follow intention with participation in home and group-based falls prevention exercise programs? An exploratory, prospective, observational study

14/03/2016

Source: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics

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Date of publication: Volume 64, May–June 2016, Pages 151–161

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study examines the relationship between intention and behavior with regards to exercise for falls prevention and prospectively identifies factors associated with participation in group and home-based falls prevention exercise.

Length of publication: 10 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.


Development of an implementation plan for the 6-PACK falls prevention programme as part of a randomised controlled trial: protocol for a series of preimplementation studies

14/03/2016

Source: Injury Prevention

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Date of publication: 1 March 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This paper describes the protocol for the preimplementation studies that aimed to identify moderators of the effective use of the 6-PACK programme to inform the development of an implementation plan to be applied in the RCT.

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.

 


Fall risk assessment: retrospective analysis of Morse Fall Scale scores

14/03/2016

Source: Applied Nursing Research, 2016, Vol 31 p. 34-40

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Date of publication: August 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The Morse Fall Scale is used in several care settings for fall risk assessment and supports the implementation of preventive nursing interventions. This study aims to analyse its scores to compare patient characteristics, diagnoses and lengths of stay, looking at elderly female patients in Portugal. There were no statistical differences in Morse Fall Scale score between the first and the last assessment.

Length of publication: 6 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.


Does action follow intention in falls prevention exercise programs?

14/03/2016

Source: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 2016, Vol 64 p. 151-161

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Date of publication: May-June 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Exercise for falls prevention is effective but limited in real life. This study examines this relationship, looking at which factors affect participation in group and home-based falls prevention exercise. It found that perception of effectiveness and previous exposure to the exercise intervention most strongly predicted future participation. More people who do not want to participate in home exercise actually participate in home exercise than people who do not want to participate in group exercise that actually do. It may be easier to convince people who do not want to participate in falls prevention exercise to participate in a home program.

Length of publication: 10 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.


More laboratory-induced slips occur among obese individuals

14/03/2016

Source: Journal of Biomechanics, 2016, online

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Date of publication: February 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Slip falls can be serious, estimated to cause 40-50% of all fall related injuries. Epidemiological data indicates that older and obese adults experience more falls than young, non-obese individuals. This study investigated the effects of obesity and age on slip severity from laboratory-induced slips. Obesity did not affect slip distance, slip duration or peak slip speed, but obese individuals were more than eight times more likely to experience a fall than non-obese individuals when adjusting for certain factors. These results indicate that obesity may be a significant risk factor for experiencing slip-induced falls.

Length of publication: 1 page

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14/03/2016

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