Falls Prevention Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 7 Issue 2

21/02/2017
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Can peer education improve beliefs, knowledge, motivation and intention to engage in falls prevention amongst community-dwelling older adults?

21/02/2017

Source: European Journal of Ageing 

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Date of publication: 3rd January 2017

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of delivering a contemporary peer-led falls prevention education presentation on community-dwelling older adults’ beliefs, knowledge, motivation and intention to engage in falls prevention strategies.

 Length of publication: 13 pages

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Preventing falls in hospital

21/02/2017

Source: Nursing Standard

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Date of publication: 4 January 2017 vol. 31 iss. 19

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Falls are the most frequent adverse event reported in hospitals, usually affecting older patients. Every year, more than 240,000 falls are reported in acute hospitals and mental health trusts in England and Wales, equivalent to more than 600 per day, according to the Royal College of Physicians (RCP). But research shows that when nurses, doctors and therapists work together, falls can be reduced by 20-30%.

 Length of publication: One page.

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Seasonal ambient changes influence inpatient falls

21/02/2017

Source: Age and Ageing

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Date of publication: 5th January 2017

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article investigates the influence of both behavioural and ambient factors on inpatient falls, focusing on seasonal and diurnal variations.

 Length of publication: 5 pages

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Experiences of health care for older people who need support to live at home: a systematic review of the qualitative literature

21/02/2017

Source: Geriatric Nursing

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Date of publication: 2nd January 2017

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Perceived experiences of health care for older people who need support to live at home can illuminate areas needing improvement in quality of care, and guide towards better ways to support ageing populations to live at home. This systematic review synthesized findings from the qualitative literature about perceived experiences of health care for older people who need support to live at home, from the perceptions of older people, carers and health providers.

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Promoting Older Adult Physical Activity throughout care transitions using an interprofessional approach

21/02/2017

Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners

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Date of publication: January 2017 vol. 13 iss. 1 pps. 64–71.e2

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The nurse practitioner plays a key role in monitoring and improving physical activity and function of older adults. Physical activity is an essential component of care management for all older adults, even those who are frail with multimorbidities. All physical activity, no matter how small, has the potential to impact functional independence and quality of life. Partnering with the older adult and caregivers along with interprofessional providers, such as a physical therapist or occupational therapist and community-based resources, facilitates the development of successful goals and plans and the implementation of activities to promote physical activity across the continuum of care.

 Length of publication: 7 pages

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Dedicated service for elderly faller victims helps more than 200 patients

21/02/2017

Source: Abergavenny Chronicle

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Date of publication: 11 January 2017

 Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: The Falls Response Service, which is being run jointly by the Welsh Ambulance Service and Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, aims to provide a timely response for elderly patients who have suffered a fall in the community and are either uninjured or have a minor injury.

 Length of publication: One page

 

 


Health services utilization in older adults with dementia receiving care coordination: the MIND at home trial

21/02/2017

Source: Health Services Review

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Date of publication: 12th January 2017

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article investigates effects of a novel dementia care coordination program on health services utilization.

 Length of publication: 24 pages

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