Falls Prevention Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 7 Issue 11

20/11/2017
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The patients’ perspective of sustaining a fall in hospital: a qualitative study

20/11/2017

Source: Journal of Clinical Nursing 

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Date of publication: 19th September 2017

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A qualitative phenomenological design was used to investigate the experience of falling in hospital.

 Length of publication: 27 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.

 


Design of virtual reality training program for prevention of falling in the elderly: A pilot study on complex versus balance exercises

20/11/2017

Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine 

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Date of publication: October 2017, Vol. 15, pps. 64-67

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study aimed to compare a Virtual Reality (VR) program consisted of complex exercises and that of balance exercises.

 Length of publication: 3 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.

 


Operationalisation and validation of the Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries (STEADI) fall risk algorithm in a nationally representative sample

20/11/2017

Source: BMJ Journals

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Date of publication: 25th September 2017

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: 8 pages

 Length of publication:  Preventing falls and fall-related injuries among older adults is a public health priority. The Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries (STEADI) tool was developed to promote fall risk screening and encourage coordination between clinical and community-based fall prevention resources; however, little is known about the tool’s predictive validity or adaptability to survey data.

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.

 

 


Integrated care for older people : guidelines on community-level interventions to manage declines in intrinsic capacity

20/11/2017

Source: World Health Organization

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Date of publication: 2017

 Publication type: Guideline

In a nutshell: The recommendations provided here on integrated care for older people (ICOPE) offer evidence-based guidance to health care providers on the appropriate approaches at the community level to detect and manage important declines in physical and mental capacities, and to deliver interventions in support of caregivers. These standards can act as the basis for national guidelines and for the inclusion of older people’s health care in primary care programmes, using a person-centred and integrated approach.

 Length of publication: 60 pages

 


Yoga’s effect on falls in rural, older adults

20/11/2017

Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine 

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Date of publication: December 2017,Vol. 35 pps, 57-63

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Unintentional falls affect 30% of people over age 65 years. Yoga has been shown to improve balance. We designed this study to examine if yoga reduces falls.

 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.

 


Seven tips to aid falls prevention

20/11/2017

Source: News Guardian 

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Date of publication: 1st October 2017

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: Age UK North Tyneside offer seven useful tips to prevent falls.

Length of publication: One page


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