Falls linked to use of more than two prescription drugs

15/02/2012

Source: Nursing Times 21st January 2012

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Date of publication: January 2012

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: Taking two or more prescription drugs may make people more likely to fall no matter what their age is, even taking into account personal, social and lifestyle factors. Unintentional falls were most likely linked to drugs for high blood pressure and cholesterol, though the conditions themselves could play a part.

Length of publication: 1 page news bulletin

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Falls increase in older glaucoma patients with visual field loss

15/02/2012

Source: Optometry and Vision Science, 2011, 88(11), P. 1275-1282

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Date of publication: November 2011

Publication type: Research article

In a nutshell: Data were collected from older glaucoma suffering adults in the community on rates of falls and injuries. Visual impairment was positively linked to increased falls, particularly in the inferior visual field region.

Length of publication: 8 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.


Promoting fall prevention interventions among older people

15/02/2012

Source: Age and Ageing, 2011, 40(6), p. 724-730

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Date of publication: November 2011

Article type: Research article

In a nutshell: The use of fall prevention interventions is often poor among older people because health professionals frequently fail to refer them. This leads to a negative preception among the older people, thereby affecting their uptake and adherence to the intervention. After appropriate questioning, referrals should be increased to prevent further injuries.

Length of publication: 7 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.


Further Dissemination

15/02/2012

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