Falls Prevention Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 3 Issue 10

21/10/2013
Advertisements

Falls don’t have to be part of getting older

21/10/2013

SourceUniversity of Manchester

Follow this link for full text

Date of publication: 1st October 2013

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: “Falls are the leading cause of fatal injuries among older people, but experts from across Europe argue they should not just be written off as an unavoidable consequence of ageing. Research shows that there are plenty of things people can do to prevent falls escalating with age.”


Milton Keynes raising awareness of falls prevention

21/10/2013

Source: AboutMyArea 14th October 2013 16:59

Follow this link for the news item

Date of publication: 16th October 2013

Publication type: news item

In a nutshell: “Milton Keynes Hospital is raising awareness of falls prevention in a fortnight of activities that start on Monday October 14.”

Length of publication: One page


Gait, Cognition Predict Falls in Early Parkinson’s

21/10/2013

Source: Medpage Today

Follow this link for the news item

Date of publication: 7th October 2013

Publication type: Webpage

In a nutshell: Ways to predict falls in Early Parkinson’s

Length of publication: One page


Factors associated with the completion of falls prevention program

21/10/2013

Source: Health Education Research

Follow this link for the abstract

Date of publication: 10th October 2013

Publication type: journal article

In a nutshell: Using falls prevention programs to help prevent falls and restore independence and quality of life in older adults.

Length of publication: 13 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.


Screening hospitalized injured older adults for cognitive impairment and pre-injury functional impairment.

21/10/2013

Source: Applied Nursing Research, Vol 26 no 3 p. 146-150

Follow this link for abstract

Date of publication: August 2013

Publication type: journal article

In a nutshell: This article looks at the the feasibility of screening IOAs for cognitive and pre-injury functional impairment; and to examine the prevalence of impairment at two acute care hospitals.

Length of publication: four 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.


Comprehensive and subacute care interventions improve health-related quality of life for older patients after surgery for hip fracture

21/10/2013

Source: International Journal of Nursing Studies, 2013, Vol 50 no 8 p. 1013-1024

Follow this link for abstract

Date of publication: August 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article compares the effects of an interdisciplinary comprehensive care programme with those of subacute care and usual care programmes on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) for elderly patients with hip fracture.

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.


Falls prevention during and after hospitalization

21/10/2013

Source: Health Education Research, 2013, online

Follow this link for abstract

Date of publication: September 2013

Publication type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: This article describes the sources of falls prevention information provided to older adults during and after hospitalization, identify and explore reasons why discussion about falls prevention may not take place.

Length of publication: 16 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.


Low-intensity whole-body vibration training to reduce fall risk in active, elderly residents of a retirement village.

21/10/2013

Source: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 2013, Vol 61 no 8 p. 1424-1426

Follow this link for information.

Date of publication: August 2013

Publication type: journal article

In a nutshell: A study to look at the benefits of Whole-body vibration training for elderly residents of a retirement village.

Length of publication: two 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.


Prevention of falls in old people – a review

21/10/2013

Source: Reviews in Clinical Gerontology, 2013, Vol 23 no 3 p. 206-222

Follow this link for abstract

Date of publication: August 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article looks at how fall preventive programmes can prevent falls in older people.

Length of publication: 16 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.


Effects of emergency department care coordination team referrals in older people

21/10/2013

Source: Emergency Medicine Australasia, 2013, Vol 25 no 4 p. 324-333

Follow this link for abstract

Date of publication: August 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article describes the characteristics of patients presenting to an Emergency Departments with a fall and evaluate multidisciplinary Care Coordination Team (CCT) referrals on patient outcomes.

Length of publication: 9 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

21/10/2013

If you think someone would benefit from receiving this posting, please email them the link to this blog and suggest that they sign up to the email newsletter to stay up to date with new content.