Falls Prevention Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 7 Issue 10

17/10/2017
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A Study on programs applying the Internet of Things (IoT) for prevention of falls in the elderly

17/10/2017

Source: IT Convergence and Security

Follow this link for Date of publication: the abstract

Publication type: Journal article 

In a nutshell: This article looks at  trends of IoT (Internet of Things) used to prevent, predict and detect falls in advance and the measures that could help spur application of IoT-based fall prevention technologies.

Length of publication: 5 pages

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STEADI: CDC’s approach to make older adult fall prevention part of every primary care practice

17/10/2017

Source: Journal of Safety Research 

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Date of publication: 4th September 2017

Publication type: Journal article 

In a nutshell:  This article looks at an initiative developed by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) developed the STEADI to give health care providers the tools they need to help reduce their older adult patient’s risk of a fall.

Length of publication: 5 pages

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Fall risk, supports and services, and falls following a nursing home discharge

17/10/2017

Source: The Gerontologist

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Date of publication: 4th September 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study examines whether the presence of supports and services impacts the relationship between fall-related risk factors and fall occurrence post NH discharge.

Length of publication: 10 pages

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Falls and fracture consensus statement resource pack

17/10/2017

Source: Public Health England 

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Date of publication: July 2017

Publication type: Government publication

In a nutshell: A resource pack containing information and resources to support commissioners and strategic leads with a remit for falls prevention, bone health and healthy ageing.

Length of publication: 34 pages

 

 


Quick adjustments during gait are less accurate through focal cerebellar lesions

17/10/2017

Source: Gait & Posture, 2017, Volume 58 p. 390-393

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Date of publication: October 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Online gait corrections are frequently used to restore gait stability and prevent falling. They require shorter response times than voluntary movements which suggests that subcortical pathways contribute to the execution of online gait corrections. To evaluate the cerebellum in these pathways two hypotheses were tested around accuracy of online gait corrections and the pronouncement of differences. The reduced ability to accurately adjust foot placement during walking in individuals with focal cerebellar lesions appears to be a general movement control deficit, which could contribute to increased fall risk.

Length of publication: 3 pages

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Falls and fracture consensus statement supporting commissioning for prevention

17/10/2017

Source: Public Health England

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Date of publication: January 2017

Publication type: Government publication

In a nutshell: The Consensus Statement accompanies the Resource Pack, and contains information and resources to support commissioners and strategic
leads with a remit for falls prevention, bone health and healthy ageing.

Length of publication: 22 pages

 


Physical-cognitive training enhances posture during life tasks in older adults

17/10/2017

Source: Experimental Gerontology, 2017, online

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Date of publication: September 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Physical-cognitive interventions seem promising to improve balance and gait performances and prevent falls in the elderly. Although these beneficial effects, it is still not clear whether these physical-cognitive training modalities leads to more general non-specific adaptations that can be transferred to some measures reflecting every day abilities.

Length of publication: 1 page

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