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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Home modification to reduce falls at a health district level: modeling health gain, health inequalities and health costs

17/10/2017

Source: PLOSOne

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Date of publication: 14th September 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: There is some evidence that home safety assessment and modification (HSAM) is effective in reducing falls in older people. But there are various knowledge gaps, including around cost-effectiveness and also the impacts at a health district-level.

Length of publication: 16 pages

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Understanding and managing the risk of “head impact” from in-hospital falls: a cross-sectional analysis of data from 166 public hospitals

17/08/2017

Source: Journal of Healthcare Risk Management 

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Date of publication: July 2017 37(1) pps. 40–47

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aim of this study was to examine if the risk of fall-related HI can be explained by incident characteristics.

Length of publication: 7 pages

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Paramedic assessment of older adults after falls, including community care referral pathway: cluster randomized trial

18/04/2017

Source: Annals of Emergency Medicine 

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Date of publication: 13th March 2017

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aim of this study is to determine clinical and cost-effectiveness of a paramedic protocol for the care of older people who fall.

 Length of publication: 39 pages

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Medium doses of daily vitamin D decrease falls and higher doses of daily vitamin D3 increase falls: a randomized clinical trial

18/04/2017

Source: The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 

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Date of publication: 18th March 2017

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study looks at the effect of vitamin D on serum 25 hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) and data on falls was collected as a secondary outcome.

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