Falls Prevention Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 4 Issue 2

24/02/2014
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Group leaders’ experiences of a client-centred multidisciplinary falls-prevention programme

24/02/2014

Source: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy

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Date of publication: January 13, 2014

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The prevention of disability and falls should be conducted from a client-centred approach, especially when it includes how individuals learn new strategies in everyday life. In addition, programmes for the prevention of falls need to be multi-professional and multidisciplinary in order to be effective.

Length of publication: 9 pages

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Effects of a Targeted Multimodal Exercise Program Incorporating High-Speed Power Training on Falls and Fracture Risk Factors in Older Adults

24/02/2014

Source: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research

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Date of publication: January 2014 29(1)

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A randomized control study which evaluates the effectiveness and feasibility of a multimodal exercise program incorporating high-velocity (HV)-PRT, combined with an osteoporosis education and behavioral change program, on bone mineral density (BMD), body composition, muscle strength and functional muscle performance in older adults.

Length of publication: 9 pages

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Effectiveness of the Chaos Falls Clinic in preventing falls

24/02/2014

Source: Injury, 2014, Vol 45 no 1 p. 265-271

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Date of publication: January 2014

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The effectiveness of multifactorial fall interventions at centre-based falls clinics is unclear, and so this study assessed the effectiveness of the Chaos Falls Clinic Prevention Programme on the rate of falls and related injuries on older home-dwelling adults. The programme was found to be effective, reducing the rate of falls and related injuries by almost 30%.

Length of publication: 6 pages

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Delphi-based assessment of fall-related risk factors in acute rehabilitation settings according to the international classification of functioning, disability and health

24/02/2014

Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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Date of publication: January 2014 95(1) pps 50-57

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: To apply the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) model to fall prevention by developing an ICF core set for fall risks in acute rehabilitation settings.

Length of publication: 7 pages

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Association of stressful life events with incident falls and fractures in older men

24/02/2014

Source: Age and Ageing

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Date of publication: December 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A study to determine if major life events and/or sudden emotional stress may increase fall and fracture risk.

Length of publication: 6 pages

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Pain and the risk for falls in community-dwelling older adults

24/02/2014

Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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Date of publication: January 2014

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A systematic review and meta-analysis to establish the association between pain and falls in community-dwelling older adults.

Length of publication: 12 pages

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Effects of age and lean direction on balance recovery

24/02/2014

Source: Gait and Posture, 2014, Vol 39 no 1 p. 365-371

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Date of publication: January 2014

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study looked into the threshold of balance recovery, where avoiding a fall is not necessarily possible, and included healthy younger adults, middle aged adults as well as older adults. It measures the maximum lean angle from which people in the various age groups could be released and still recover balance using just a single step forward, sideways or backwards. It found that the older a person is, the less of an angle they are able to recover from and therefore a fall is more likely.

Length of publication: 6 pages

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Peripheral vestibular dysfunction is more prevalent in older multiple fallers

24/02/2014

Source: Age and Ageing, 2014, Vol 43 no 1 p. 38-43

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Date of publication: January 2014

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Vestibular disorders are common in the general population, especially in older adults, but it is unknown whether this correlates with the numbers of older adults who fall compared with those who don’t fall. The study found that vestibular dysfunction is significantly more prevalent in fallers than in non-fallers. A greater awareness of vestibular impairments may lead to more effective management and treatments for older adults.

Length of publication: 5 pages

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Vitamin D for prevention of falls and their consequences

24/02/2014

Source: American Geriatrics Society Consensus Statement

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Date of publication: January 2014 62(1) pps 147 – 152

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: To help primary care practitioners achieve adequate vitamin D intake from all sources in their older patients, with the goal of reducing falls and fall-related injuries.

Length of publication: 1 page

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Operational definitions of sarcopenia and their associations with 5-year changes in falls risk in community-dwelling middle-aged and older adults

24/02/2014

Source: Osteoporosis International

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Date of publication: January 2014 25(1) pps 187-193

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A study to verify associations between sarcopenia and falls risk and to determine changes in sarcopenia prevalence over 5 years in middle-aged and older men and women according to different anthropometric and performance-based operational definitions.

Length of publication: 6 pages

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Step length after discrete perturbation predicts accidental falls and fall-related injury in elderly people with a range of peripheral neuropathy

24/02/2014

Source: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications

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Date of publication: January-February 2014 28(1) pps 79-84

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Distal symmetric polyneuropathy increases fall risk due to inability to cope with perturbations.

Length of publication: 5 pages

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Niagara Health System expands Falls Prevention Strategy

24/02/2014

Source: Bullet News

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Date of publication: 29th January 2014

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: Niagara Health System expands its falls prevention strategy.

Length of publication: 1 page