Home-based exercise program and fall-risk reduction in older adults with multiple sclerosis

13/03/2014

Source: Clinical Rehabilitation

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Date of publication:  March 1st 2014 28(3) p254-263

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Results of a research study using the home-based exercise program and fall-risk reduction which determines the safety, efficacy and feasibility of an older adult with multiple sclerosis.

Length of publication: ten pages

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Prevalence and impact of fall-risk-increasing drugs, polypharmacy, and drug-drug interactions in robust versus frail hospitalised falls patients

13/03/2014

Source: Drugs and Aging

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Date of publication: March 1st 2014 31(3) pps. 225-232

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A cohort study looking at the prevalence and clinical impact of fall-risk-increasing drugs (FRIDs), total number of medications, and drug–drug interactions (DDIs) in both robust and frail patients.

Length of publication: seven pages

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Continued participation in fall prevention classes predicts lower fall incidence

13/03/2014

Source: Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation, online

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Date of publication: February 2014

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This New Zealand study looked at community-based people who participated in a fall prevention exercise class called SAYGO (Steady as you go) to see if there was an association between how long people participated in the class and their falls rate over 12 months. It found that in general, longer-term participation in the class correlated to lower fall rates.

Length of publication: 1 page

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Combined effects of antipsychotics, antidepressants, anxiolytics, narcotics and sedative-hypnotics on falls in a nursing home long term care unit

13/03/2014

Source: JAMDA

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Date of publication: March 1st 2014 15(3) pps. 15-21

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The risks of antipsychotics, antidepressants, anxiolytics, narcotics and sedative-hypnotics, medications which may potentially confer risk to the patient, in the long term care environment.

Length of publication: six pages

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The relative contribution of physical and cognitive fall risk factors in people with parkinson’s disease

13/03/2014

Source: Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair

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Date of publication: March 1st 2014 28(3) pps.282-290

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: To identify the relative contribution of a comprehensive range of physical and cognitive risk factors to prospectively-measured falls in a large sample of people with PD and develop an explanatory multivariate fall risk model in this group.

Length of publication: eight pages

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Sleep disturbances and risk of falls in older community-dwelling men

13/03/2014

Source: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

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Date of publication: February 1st 2014 62(2) pps. 299-305

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: To test the hypothesis that subjective and objective sleep disturbances are associated with risk of incident falls in older men.

Length of publication: six pages

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Further dissemination

13/03/2014

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