Falls Prevention Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 7 Issue 6

16/06/2017
Advertisements

The effectiveness of intervention programs for preventing patients from falls

16/06/2017

Source: Kontakt, 2017, online

Follow this link for the abstract

Date of publication: May 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This is a review article to summarise the conclusions of different studies about the effectiveness of hospital fall prevention programmes from the last five years. Twelve studies made it into the final review, and the most mentioned strategy was education of patients and staff. Effectiveness depends on factors like compliance, leadership, team training and IT support, amongst others.

Length of publication: 1 page

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.


Dance movement therapy and falls prevention

16/06/2017

Source: Maturitas, 2017, Vol 102 p. 1-5

Follow this link for the abstract

Date of publication: August 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Dance is a popular form of physical activity among older people which may improve various health outcomes in this population such as balance, gait and muscle performance. This study conducted a systematic review considering all RCTs investigating if dance can reduce falls and improve fear of falling in older adults. In two out of three RCTs, dancing improved this. However, there is a paucity of studies on dancing and falls, so the evidence is preliminary and equivocal.

Length of publication: 5 pages

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this lik to find your local NHS Library.


Knowledge, behavioural practices, and experiences of outdoor fallers: implications for prevention programs

16/06/2017

Source: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 2017, Vol 72 p. 19-24

Follow this link for the abstract

Date of publication: September-October 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Falls prevention has been well-studied, but the focus is usually on indoor falls rather than outdoor. Older adults’ knowledge of outdoor risk factors and fall prevention practices have not been examined. This study sought to fill that gap and inform the development of a prevention program by exploring experiences of older adults.

Length of publication: 5 pages

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.


Measurement of lying and standing blood pressure in hospital as part of falls prevention programme for older people

16/06/2017

Source: Age and Ageing 

Follow this link for the abstract

Date of publication: May 2017 vol. 46(suppl_1): pps. i1-i22.

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A comprehensive national audit in 2015 of 4,846 patients aged 65+ from acute hospitals in England and Wales showed that only 16% of inpatients had their lying and standing blood pressure (LSBP) measured by the third day of admission. Orthostatic hypotension is common in older people, particularly during acute illness. It can therefore increase the risk of a fall in hospital.

Length of publication: 22 pages

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.

 

 


An interactive videogame for arm and hand exercise in people with Parkinson’s disease: a randomized controlled trial

16/06/2017

Source: Parkinsonism & Related Disorders

Follow this link for the abstract 

Date of publication: 15th May 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: People with Parkinson’s disease (PD) have difficulty performing upper extremity (UE) activities. The aim of this study was to investigate if exergames targeting the UE improve arm and hand activities and impairments and to establish the acceptability and feasibility of these games in people with PD.

Length of publication: 7 pages

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.

 

 


Effects of an ICT-based fall-prevention system in community-dwelling older adults

16/06/2017

Source: International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 2017, Vol 106 p. 10-25

Follow this link for the abstract

Date of publication: October 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A sedentary lifestyle and low levels of physical activity are major factors in fall risk for older adults. ICT-based interventions could possibly counteract the risk for this group, as studies show that such interventions significantly reduce it. However, this population is heterogeneous, and several factors (such as gender, age, fitness and others) may influence the use of these systems. This study analyses the iStoppFalls system, testing effectiveness and usage indicators, among other things.

Length of publication: 15 pages

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.


Long-term effectiveness of a multifactorial program in Bavarian nursing homes

16/06/2017

Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 2017, Vol 18, no 6, p. 552.e7-552.e17

Follow this link for the abstract

Date of publication: June 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Femoral fractures are frequently consequences of falls in nursing homes and are associated with considerable costs and unfavorable outcomes such as immobility and mortality. The purpose of this study was to examine the long-term effectiveness of a multifactorial fall and fracture prevention program in nursing homes in terms of reducing femoral fractures.

Length of publication: 10 pages

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.


Attitudes of older people with mild dementia and mild cognitive impairment and their relatives about falls risk and prevention: a qualitative study

16/06/2017

Source: PLOS ONE

Follow this link for the abstract

Date of publication: May 19, 2017 vol. 12 iss. 5

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article explores the perceptions of older people with mild dementia and mild cognitive impairment, and their family carers, about falling, falls risk and the acceptability of falls prevention interventions.

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.

 

 


Tackling the challenge of the aging society: detecting and preventing cognitive and physical decline through games and consumer technologies

16/06/2017

Source: Health Information Research

Follow this link for the abstract

Date of publication: April 2017  vol. 23 iss. 2 pp. 87-93

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study seeks to review some of the approaches employed to address health and well-being issues in the elderly population.

Length of publication: 6 pages

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.

 

 


Controlled clinical trial exploring the impact of a brief intervention for prevention of falls in an emergency department

16/06/2017

Source: Emergency Medicine Australasia 

Follow this link for the abstract 

Date of publication: 23rd May 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aim of this article is to establish the effectiveness of a brief intervention to prevent falls in older patients presenting to the ED post-discharge.

Length of publication: 7 pages

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.

 

 


Cost-effectiveness of a community exercise and nutrition program for older adults: texercise select

16/06/2017

Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Follow this link for the full text

Date of publication: 20 May 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This paper assesses the cost-effectiveness of Texercise Select in the context of supportive environments to facilitate its delivery and statewide sustainability.

 


Facilitators of attendance and adherence to group-based physical activity for older adults: a literature synthesis

16/06/2017

Source: Human Kinetic journals

Follow this link for the abstract

Date of publication: 2nd May 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This review examines program features that influence attendance and adherence to group-based physical activity (PA) by older adults.

Length of publication: 39 pages

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.

 


Further dissemination

16/06/2017

If you think someone would benefit from receiving this posting, please email them the link to this blog and suggest that they sign up to the email newsletter to stay up to date with new content.