Falls Prevention Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 4 Issue 1

16/01/2014

Risk of falls for people with diabetes

16/01/2014

Source: Disability and Rehabilitation

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Date of publication: 20th December 2013

In a nutshell: To examine the risk of fall for people with diabetes compared with healthy control subjects.

Length of publication: 5 pages

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Limited discussion between health professionals, older adults and their caregivers on falls prevention during and after hospitalization.

16/01/2014

Source: Health Education Research

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Date of publication: 1st December 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: To describe 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: 15 pages

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Factors associated with the completion of falls prevention program

16/01/2014

Source: Health Education Research

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Date of publication: 1st of December 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Looking at factors that are associated with completion of falls prevention programs.

Length of publication: 12 pages

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Influences of a Falls-Prevention Program on participants’ everyday life

16/01/2014

Source: Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics

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Date of publication: 1st of December 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A new type of program called ”Active lifestyle all your life” has been developed in primary care centres in Sweden  aimed at the decrease of accidental falls and at promotion of the health benefits of staying engaged in valued occupations.

Length of publication: 15 pages


Falls prevention in hospitals and mental health units: an extended evaluation of the FallSafe quality improvement project

16/01/2014

Source: Age and Ageing

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Date of publication: December 8th 2013

Publication type: journal article

In a nutshell: An extended evaluation of the FallSafe quality improvement project, which presented key components of multifactorial assessment and intervention as a care bundle.

Length of publication: seven pages

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Indicators of falls during pregnancy assessed by postural peturbations

16/01/2014

Source: Gait and Posture, 2014, 39 (1) p. 218-223

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Date of publication: January 2014

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Physical, physiological and hormonal alterations during pregnancy often accompany decreased postural control, which is turn increases the likelihood of falls. This study analysed fallers and non-fallers with non-pregnant controls, and noticed that increased ankle stiffness tended to lead to fewer falls in pregnancy. Increasing ankle stiffness could be an important strategy to prevent women falling while pregnant.

Length of publication: 5 pages

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Developing a standard data format from body-sensor signals

16/01/2014

Source: Zeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie, 2013, 46 (8) p. 720-726

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Date of publication: December 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Bodily-worn sensor devices can provide real-time and objective data about falls in older people which will increase understanding of them and help technology to automatically recognise them. The FARSEEING consortium with associated partners is trying to build a meta-database using standardised data to combine different sources and guarantee data quality.

Length of publication: 6 pages

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Falls prevention research in residential aged care is itself tripped up by medical clearance issues

16/01/2014

Source: Australia Journal of Aging

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Date of publication: 27 December 2013  32(4)  page 247

Publication type: journal article

In a nutshell: This article details a a randomised controlled trial which is currently being undertaken to investigate the effect of strength and
balance exercise versus usual care on falls and fear of falling, mobility, quality of life, cognition and cost-effectiveness, in RAC settings.

Length of publication: one page

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Literacy levels Required to understand Falls Prevention websites aimed at the public

16/01/2014

Source: Journal of Physical Therapy and health Promotion

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Date of publication: December 2013 1(1) pp 8-14

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A study to evaluate the readability of frequently accessed English language falls prevention websites offering advice on falls risk and prevention aimed at the public.

Length of publication: 5 pages

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Altered visual–spatial attention to task-irrelevant information is associated with falls risk in older adults

16/01/2014

Source: Neuropsychologia

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Date of publication: December 2013 51(14) pages 3025–3032

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A study which examines the association between visual–spatial attention to task-irrelevant stimuli and falls risk in community-dwelling older adults.

Length of publication: 7 pages

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Further dissemination

16/01/2014

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