The association between chronic kidney disease, falls, and fractures: a systematic review and meta-analysis

03/12/2019

Source: Osteoporosis International

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Date of publication: 12 November 2019

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are more likely to experience falls and fractures due to renal osteodystrophy and the high prevalence of risk factors for falls. However, it is not well established how great the risk is for falls and fractures for the different stages of CKD compared to the general population. The objective of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to assess whether, and in which degree, CKD was associated with falls and fractures in adults. A systematic search in PubMed, Embase, CINAHL, and The Cochrane Library was performed on 7 September 2018. All retrospective, cross-sectional, and longitudinal studies of adults (18 years of older) that studied the association between CKD, fractures, and falls were included. Additional studies were identified by cross-referencing.

 Length of publication: 17 pages

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Incidence and associated risk factors for falls in adults with intellectual disability

11/10/2019

Source: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research

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Date of publication: 09 September 2019

 Publication type: journal article

In a nutshell: People with intellectual disability (ID) experience age‐related changes earlier in life, and as such, falls among people with ID are of serious concern. Falls can cause injury and consequently reduce quality of life. Limited studies have investigated the incidence of falls among people with ID and the associated risk factors. The purpose of this study was to investigate the incidence of falls and risk factors for falling in people with ID living in the community.

 Length of publication: 12 pages

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Assessment of implementation outcomes of a peer-led program targeting fear of falling among older adults

25/06/2019

Source: Journal of Applied gerontology

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Date of publication: 25 May 2019

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study examined the implementation outcomes (program reach, fidelity, adaptations, responsiveness) of a peer-led program for older adults with fear of falling —Vivre en Équilibre (VEE).

 Length of publication: 22 pages

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‘Managing pieces of a personal puzzle’ — Older people’s experiences of self-management falls prevention exercise guided by a digital program or a booklet

08/04/2019

Source: BMC, research in progress

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Date of publication: 18th February 2018, Vol. 19 iss. 43, pps. 1-12

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aim of this study was to explore older people’s experiences of a self-management fall prevention exercise routine guided either by a digital program (web-based or mobile) or a paper booklet.

 Length of publication: 12 pages

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Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and incident falls in older women

26/10/2018

Source: Osteoporosis International

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Date of publication: 25 September 2018 pps 1-9

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Vitamin D supplementation of 800 IU did not reduce falls in our previous 2-year vitamin D and exercise RCT in 70–80 year old women. Given large individual variation in individual responses, this article assessed here effects of S-25(OH)D levels on fall incidence.

 Length of publication: 9 pages

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Prevention of falls – interventions in the home visits to the elderly: scoping review

19/07/2018

Source: International Journal of Clinical Skills

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Date of publication: June 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study aims to identify the interventions performed during the home visit that may have an impact on the reduction of risk, on the prevention of falls, on their recurrence and / or on secondary injuries.

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Yoga’s effect on falls in rural, older adults

20/11/2017

Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine 

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Date of publication: December 2017,Vol. 35 pps, 57-63

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Unintentional falls affect 30% of people over age 65 years. Yoga has been shown to improve balance. We designed this study to examine if yoga reduces falls.

 Length of publication: 6 pages

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Does dual task training improve walking performance of older adults with concern of falling?

17/10/2017

Source: BMC Geriatrics

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Date of publication: 11 September 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Older adults with concerns of falling show decrements of gait stability under single (ST) and dual task (DT) conditions. The aim of this study is to compare the effects of a DT training integrating task managing strategies for independent living older adults with and without concern about falling (CoF) to a non-training control group on walking performance under ST and DT conditions.

Length of publication: 9 pages

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