Falls Prevention Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 7 Issue 3

17/03/2017
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Modified Delphi consensus to suggest key elements of stepping On falls prevention program

17/03/2017

Source: Frontiers In Public Health

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Date of publication: 20 February 2017

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: Falls among older adults result in substantial morbidity and mortality. Community-based programs have been shown to decrease the rate of falls. In 2007, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funded a research study to determine how to successfully disseminate the evidence-based fall prevention program (Stepping On) in the community setting. As the first step for this study, a panel of subject matter experts was convened to suggest which parts of the Stepping On fall prevention program were considered key elements, which could not be modified by implementers.

Length of publication: One page

 


The effect of complex falls prevention interventions on falls in residential aged care settings: a systematic review protocol.

17/03/2017

Source:  JBI Database of Systematic Reviews

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Date of publication: 2017 February vol. 15 is. 2 pps. 236-244

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The objective of this review is to synthesize the best available evidence on the effectiveness of complex falls prevention interventions on fall reductions in the residential aged care population, implemented at two or more of the following levels: organization, facility or resident.Specifically the review question is: What is the effect of complex falls prevention interventions on falls in residential aged care settings?

Length of publication: 8 pages

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Falls and fractures: consensus statement

17/03/2017

Source: Government website, 2017

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Date of publication: January 2017

Publication type: Guidance

In a nutshell: Public Health England have published new guidance on falls and fractures around supporting commissioning for prevention. It outlines approaches to interventions and activities helping to prevent falls and fractures to improve health outcomes for older people


Falling while walking: a hidden contributor to pedestrian injury

17/03/2017

Source: Accident Analysis & Prevention, 2017, online

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Date of publication: February 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This Australian study looks at the fall risk to pedestrians, given how beneficial and sustainable walking is as a mode of transport. Falling while walking may be a significant contributor to pedestrian injuries (the World Health Organisation has identified falls as the second-leading cause of unintentional injury death in older people) but little research has looked into this issue.

Length of publication: 1 page

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Specifying the content of home-based health behaviour change interventions for older people with frailty or at risk of frailty: an exploratory systematic review

17/03/2017

Source: BMJ Open

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Date of publication: February 2017,  vol. 7 iss. 17

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The objective of this article is to identify trials of home-based health behaviour change interventions for frail older people, describe intervention content and explore its potential contribution to intervention effects.

 Length of publication: 11 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.