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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Daily-life gait quality as predictor of falls in older people: a 1-year prospective cohort study

15/08/2016

Source: PLOS ONE

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Date of publication: 7th July 2016

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article attempts to determine the relationship between the likelihood of fall incidents and daily-life behavior.

 Length of publication: One page

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Hip protectors: are they beneficial in protecting older people from fall-related injuries?

13/03/2014

Source: Journal of Clinical Nursing

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Date of publication: January 2014 23(1-3-2) pps. 13-23

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: An investigation into the methodological quality of research informing the use of hip protectors for those clients in residential aged care considered to be at high risk of falls and to contribute to the translation of research evidence into practice by identifying issues surrounding the use of hip protectors in practice.

Length of publication: ten pages

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Step length after discrete perturbation predicts accidental falls and fall-related injury in elderly people with a range of peripheral neuropathy

24/02/2014

Source: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications

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Date of publication: January-February 2014 28(1) pps 79-84

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Distal symmetric polyneuropathy increases fall risk due to inability to cope with perturbations.

Length of publication: 5 pages

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