Falls Prevention Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 8 Issue 3

11/04/2018
Advertisements

A scoping review of home modification interventions – Mapping the evidence base

11/04/2018

Source: Indoor and Built Environment

Follow this link for the abstract

Date of publication: February 28, 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study looks into how housing improvements can directly impact health and care outcomes is an increasingly important area of trans-disciplinary research.

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.

 


Infrared–ultrasonic sensor fusion for support vector machine–based fall detection

11/04/2018

Source: Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures

Follow this link for the abstract

Date of publication: 1st March 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article presents an infrared–ultrasonic sensor fusion approach for support vector machine–based fall detection, often required by elderly healthcare.

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.

 


How older adults and their informal carers prevent falls: An integrative review of the literature

11/04/2018

Source: International Journal of Nursing Studies

Follow this link for the abstract

Date of publication: Vol. 82, pps 13-19 June 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aim of this study was to synthesize the literature on falls prevention strategies used by community dwelling older persons and/or their informal carers and to compare the commonly adopted strategies with those recommended by falls prevention guidelines.

 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.

 


Hospital admissions due to falls set to rise ‘dramatically’ to 1,000 a day

11/04/2018

Source: LocalGov

Follow this link for the full text

Date of publication: 19th March 2018

 Publication type:  News article

In a nutshell: Councils are asking for more social care funding as hospital admissions due to falls rise.

 Length of publication: One page


Physical and occupational therapy practice improvement following interprofessional evidence-based falls prevention training.

11/04/2018

Source: Journal of Allied Health

Follow this link for the abstract

Date of publication:  Vol 47 Iss 1, pps. 9-18 1st March 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study evaluates changes in physical therapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT) practice following evidence-based practice (EBP) interprofessional modules that teach assessments and interventions to reduce falls in community-dwelling older adults.

 Length of publication: 9 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.

 


Using the Hendrich II Inpatient Fall Risk Screen to predict outpatient falls after emergency department visits

11/04/2018

Source: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Follow this link for the abstract

Date of publication: 6th March 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study evaluates the utility of routinely collected Hendrich II fall scores in predicting returns to the emergency department (ED) for falls within 6 months.

 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.


Functional measures show improvements after a home exercise program following supervised balance training in older adults with elevated fall risk

11/04/2018

Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice

Follow this link for the abstract

Date of publication: 5th March 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The study investigated the effects of a 12-week unsupervised HEP following supervised clinic-based balance training on functional mobility, balance, fall risk, and gait.

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.


Councils urge more falls prevention funding to tackle rising hospital admissions

11/04/2018

Source: Care Appointments

Follow this link for the full text

Date of publication: 17th March 2018

 Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: Local Government Association have stated that more funding is needed in falls prevention.

 Length of publication: One page


Reducing falls in older adults recently discharged from hospital: a systematic review and meta-analysis

11/04/2018

Source: Age and Ageing 

Follow this link for the abstract

Date of publication: 23rd March 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This systematic review aimed to synthesise the evidence for effective falls prevention
interventions in older adults recently discharged from hospital

 Length of publication: 8 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.

 


Targeting the psychosocial and functional fitness challenges of older adults with hearing loss: a participatory approach to adaptation of the walk and talk for your life program

11/04/2018

Source: International Journal of Audiology 

Follow this link for the abstract

Date of publication: 20th March 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article explores the acceptability of a socialization, health education and falls prevention programme (Walk and Talk for Your Life: WTL) as an adjunct to group auditory rehabilitation (GAR) and how it might be adapted for older adults with hearing loss (HL).

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

11/04/2018

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.


Falls Prevention Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 8 Issue 2

05/03/2018