Falls Prevention Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 7 Issue 1

27/01/2017

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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Complex and simple clinical reaction times are associated with gait, balance, and major fall injury in older subjects with diabetic peripheral neuropathy

27/01/2017

Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

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Date of publication: January 2017 – vol. 96,  iss. 1, pps 8–16

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aim of this work was to identify relationships between complex and simple clinical measures of reaction time and indicators of balance in older subjects with and without diabetic peripheral neuropathy.

 Length of publication: 8 pages

 

 


Changes in physical activity, sedentary time and risk of falling

27/01/2017

Source: Preventive Medicine, 2017, Vol 95 p. 103-109

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Date of publication: February 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Falling significantly affects quality of life, morbidity, and mortality among older adults. This study sought to evaluate the prospective association between sedentary time, physical activity, and falling among post-menopausal women aged 50–79 years recruited to the Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study between 1993 and 1998 in the US. It followed recreational physical activity, sitting, sleeping and lean body mass. Falls per year were assessed annually. It found that physically active lifestyles increased falling amongst post-menopausal women. Additional fall prevention strategies, such as balance and resistance training, are needed to prevent diseases caused by inactivity.

Length of publication: 6 pages

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Experiences with fall prevention technology within nursing homes

27/01/2017

Source: Geriatric Nursing, 2016, Online

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Date of publication: December 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This joint US and Dutch study investigated how existing fall prevention technology was experienced within nursing home nurses’ environment and workflow. Two case reports were constructed from interview and observational data comparing the magnitude of falls, safety cultures and technology characteristics/effectiveness. Across cases, 1) a coordinated communication system was essential in facilitating effective fall prevention alert response, and 2) nursing home safety culture is tightly associated with the chosen technological system.

Length of publication: 1 page

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Can peer education improve beliefs, knowledge, motivation and intention to engage in falls prevention amongst community-dwelling older adults?

27/01/2017

Source: European Journal of Ageing

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Date of publication:

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of delivering a contemporary peer-led falls prevention education presentation on community-dwelling older adults’ beliefs, knowledge, motivation and intention to engage in falls prevention strategies.

 Length of publication: 13 pages

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Further dissemination

27/01/2017

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