How frequently are patients weighed in hospital? Results from a five-year cross-sectional audit of clinical practice in nine hospitals

30/03/2020

Source: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN

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Date of publication: April 2020, Vol. 36, pps. 157-161

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Knowledge of a person’s weight is important for identifying malnutrition; occupational safety reasons; medication dosing and evaluating effectiveness of medical nutrition therapy. However, weighing of patients in hospitals is known to be problematic and suboptimal.

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Strengthening family caregiving through innovative technology solutions

03/12/2019

Source: Innovations in Aging

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Date of publication: 3 November 2019

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Technology has the potential to enhance the repertoire of tools for family caregiving to address the complexities of caring for older adults. There are examples of technology-enabled interventions helping older adults remain independent and safe in their home; easing the financial, physical, and psychological challenges of family caregiving; assisting in the management of chronic illness; improving socialization and support; offering information and resources on a “just in time” basis; and improving the quality of care and quality of life for both older adults and their family caregivers. This session will review eight evidence-based, technology-enabled solutions for family caregivers, including technology solutions that address medication adherence, falls prevention, personal emergency response, remote monitoring, telehealth, dementia tracking, social engagement, and care training. Key drivers for successful application of these interventions (e.g., technology, analytics, user experience design) as well as barriers to scaling (e.g., accessibility, affordability, regulation) will be reviewed.

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Further dissemination

18/06/2018

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Encouraging older people to engage in resistance training: a multi-stakeholder perspective

16/05/2018

Source: Ageing and Society 

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Date of publication: 10th April 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study looks at  strategies needed to ensure resistance training programmes are attractive to and appropriate for older adults for.

 Length of publication: 20 pages

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Falls Prevention Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 5 Issue 11

17/11/2015

Translating falls prevention knowledge for community-dwelling

15/05/2015

Source: Journal of Alzheimers Disease and Parkinsonism

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Date of publication: March 2015 vol. 5 iss. 1

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A research article looking into preventing falls in older people with dementia.

Length of publication: 9 pages

 

 

 


Key factors influencing implementation of falls prevention exercise programs in the community

15/05/2015

Source: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity

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Date of publication: 16th March 2015

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A study to evaluate the implementation of group and home based exercise falls prevention programs delivered through community health agencies to community dwelling older people.

Length of publication: 29 pages

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Neck manipulation in elderly falls prevention

19/03/2015

Source: Journal of the Canadian Chiropratric Association

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Date of publication: 2015 Mar; 59(1): pps 53–63

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A look into whether neck manipulation can help reduce falls in older people.

Length of publication: Ten pages

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A research on functional status, environmental conditions, and risk of falls in dementia

15/07/2014

Source: International Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease

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Date of publication: 2014

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A study to determine the effects of disability, physical activity, and functional status as well as environmental conditions on the risk of falls among the elderly with dementia after adjusting for sociodemographic factors.

Length of publication: 6 pages