Falls Prevention Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 8 Issue 9

20/12/2018

An economic evaluation of the SUNBEAM programme: a falls-prevention randomized controlled trial in residential aged care

20/12/2018

Source: Clinical Rehabilitation

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Date of publication: 30th October 2018, pps. 1-11

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: the aim of this study is to estimate the cost-effectiveness of a strength and balance exercise programme (SUNBEAM) which has been shown to be clinically effective in reducing the rate of falls in residents of aged care facilities.

 Length of publication: 11 pages

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Study protocol for investigating the impact of community home modification services on hospital utilisation for fall injuries: a controlled longitudinal study using data linkage

20/12/2018

Source: Journal of Clinical Pathology

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Date of publication: November 2018 Volume 8, Issue 10

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study will evaluate the effectiveness of home adaptations, both in preventing hospital admissions due to falls for older people, and improving timely discharge. Results will provide evidence for services at the interface between health and social care, informing policies seeking to promote healthy ageing through prudent healthcare and fall prevention.

 Length of publication: 8 pages

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Engagement of general practitioners in falls prevention and referral to occupational therapists

20/12/2018

Source: British Journal of Occupational Therapy 

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Date of publication: November 2, 2018, pps. 1-9

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This research aims to identify the current practice of general practitioners in falls prevention and to identify opportunities for occupational therapists in particular to extend their role in falls prevention in primary care.

 Length of publication: 9 pages

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Association between the discrepancy in self-reported and performance-based physical functioning levels and risk of future falls among community-dwelling older adults: The Locomotive Syndrome and Health Outcomes in Aizu Cohort Study (LOHAS)

20/12/2018

Source: Journal of the American medical Directors Association 

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Date of publication: 5 November 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A discrepancy in self-reported and performance-based physical functioning levels is often observed among older adults. This study investigated the association of discrepancy in self-reported and performance-based physical functioning levels with risk of future falls among community-dwelling older adults.

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The relationship between frailty, functional dependence, and healthcare needs among community‐dwelling people with moderate to severe dementia

20/12/2018

Source: Health and Social care in the Community

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Date of publication:  07 November 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This paper examines the healthcare needs of community‐dwelling older people living in Porto, Portugal, diagnosed with moderate or severe dementia, linked to functional dependency, cognitive decline, limitations in the activities of daily life, and frailty levels.

 Length of publication: 12 pages

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The association between unexplained falls and cardiac arrhythmias: a scoping literature review

20/12/2018

Source: Australian Critical Care

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Date of publication: 9 November 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aim of this study is to determine the association between cardiac arrhythmias and unexplained falls in older adults presenting to the ED and to identify the processes for cardiac screening in patients presenting to the ED after an unexplained fall.

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Interprofessional education model for geriatric falls risk assessment and prevention

20/12/2018

Source: BMJ Open quality

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Date of publication: December 2018, Volume 7, Issue 4

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: One in three people over the age of 65 fall every year, with 1/3 sustaining at least moderate injury. Falls risk reduction requires an interprofessional health team approach. The literature is lacking in effective models to teach students how to work collaboratively in interprofessional teams for geriatric falls prevention. The purpose of this paper is to describe the development, administration and outcome measures of an education programme to teach principles of interprofessional care for older adults in the context of falls prevention.

 Length of publication: 9 pages

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