Falls history, balance and life quality in older cancer survivors

15/08/2014

Source: Gait and Posture, 2014, Vol 40 no 3 p. 451-456

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Date of publication: July 2014

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Older cancer survivors may be predisposed to falls because of sequelae associated with cancer and its treatments. This study examined the association between fall history, balance and quality of life in community-dwelling older cancer patients who had completed primary cancer treatments. The results showed that falls are a significant problem in older cancer survivors and balance control is a determinant of perceived physical function and wellbeing. Older cancer survivors reporting a poor quality of life may have a higher risk of falling. Future research is needed to examine risk factors and interventions.

Length of publication: 5 pages

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Falls Prevention Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 4 Issue 3

13/03/2014

Risk factors of falls in community dwelling active elderly

13/03/2014

Source: Auris Nasus Larynx

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Date of publication: February 2014 112(2) pp. 386

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: To search for measures to describe and relate to accidental falls in community dwelling elderly.

Length of publication: six pages

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Hip protectors: are they beneficial in protecting older people from fall-related injuries?

13/03/2014

Source: Journal of Clinical Nursing

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Date of publication: January 2014 23(1-3-2) pps. 13-23

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: An investigation into the methodological quality of research informing the use of hip protectors for those clients in residential aged care considered to be at high risk of falls and to contribute to the translation of research evidence into practice by identifying issues surrounding the use of hip protectors in practice.

Length of publication: ten pages

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Quality Improvement in Nursing Homes: testing of an Alarm Elimination Program

13/03/2014

Source: Journal of Nursing Care Quality

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Date of publication: January-March 2014 29(1) pps. 60-65

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article describes the development and pilot testing of an alarm elimination program for nursing homes.

Length of publication: five pages

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An analysis of patient falls and fall prevention programs across academic medical centers

13/03/2014

Source: Journal of Nursing Care Quality

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Date of publication: January  – March 2014 29(1) pps. 19 -29

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: an analysis of more than 25 000 patient fall reports entered into the UHC Patient Safety Net incident reporting tool.

Length of publication: ten pages

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