Falls Prevention Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 7 Issue 1

27/01/2017
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Relationship between falls and complementary and alternative medicine use among community-dwelling older adults

27/01/2017

Source: The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine

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Date of publication: 14 December 2016

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The objective of this study was to examine the potential relationship between different forms of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use and falls among older adults in New York City.

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Exercise interventions for preventing falls among older people in care facilities: a meta-analysis

27/01/2017

Source: The Cochrane Library

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Date of publication: 16 December 2016

 Publication type: Cochrane review

In a nutshell: The objective was to evaluate the effectiveness of exercise interventions on the rate of falls and number of fallers in care facilities.

 Length of publication: 7 pages

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Integrating physical and mental health staff in a care home in reach team: evaluation of a redesigned service

27/01/2017

Source: International Journal of Integrated Care

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Date of publication: 16 December 2016

 Publication type: Conference abstract

In a nutshell: The aim of the redesigned care home in-reach service in Oxfordshire is to improve the quality of care and health outcomes for people with dementia and enable family and paid carers to feel better supported to deliver their caring role.

 Length of publication: 2 pages

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Falls prevention among older people and care providers: protocol for an integrative review

27/01/2017

Source: Journal of Advanced Nursing

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Date of publication: December 2016

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aim of this article is to review the evidence about the role of care providers in fall prevention in older adult’s aged≥65 years, this includes their views, strategies and approaches on falls prevention and effectiveness of nursing interventions.

 Length of publication: 35 pages

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Impact of fall prevention on nurses and care of fall risk patients

27/01/2017

Source: The Gerontologist 

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Date of publication: 23 December 2016

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: “Results of this study identify unintended consequences of fall prevention message on nurses and older adult patients … Intense messaging from hospital administration to achieve zero falls resulted in nurses developing a fear of falls, protecting self and unit, and restricting fall risk patients as a way to stop messages and meet the hospital goal.” Further work is needed

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