Patient perceptions with falls during hospitalization and after discharge

14/03/2016

Source: Applied Nursing Research, 2016, Vol 31 p. 79-85

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Date of publication: August 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study aims to describe the perceptions of hospitalised older people around their falls risk and fall prevention strategies received while hospitalised, and any instructions they received to prevent possible falls after discharge.

Length of publication: 6 pages

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Falls and older people: aftercare and prevention

16/12/2015

Source: Nursing in Practice

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Date of publication: 25 November 2015

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: This article discusses the importance of immediate rapid assessment of an initial fall in order to prevent any subsequent falls.

Length of publication: One page

 

 

 


Falls history, balance and life quality in older cancer survivors

15/08/2014

Source: Gait and Posture, 2014, Vol 40 no 3 p. 451-456

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Date of publication: July 2014

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Older cancer survivors may be predisposed to falls because of sequelae associated with cancer and its treatments. This study examined the association between fall history, balance and quality of life in community-dwelling older cancer patients who had completed primary cancer treatments. The results showed that falls are a significant problem in older cancer survivors and balance control is a determinant of perceived physical function and wellbeing. Older cancer survivors reporting a poor quality of life may have a higher risk of falling. Future research is needed to examine risk factors and interventions.

Length of publication: 5 pages

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Elderly participation in daily life with falls prevention after discharge

15/08/2014

Source: Disability and Rehabilitation, 2014, Vol 36 no 10 p.787-796

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Date of publication: May 2014

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This is a systematic review and meta-analysis designed to investigate the impact of falls prevention programmes on older adults who are returning home to live after being discharged from hospital. It uses peer-reviewed articles and grey literature to show that falls interventions provided a positive improvement in patients’ participation levels, finding a causal association. The effect size was small, but the study suggests that participation needs to be considered in future falls prevention research.

Length of publication: 9 pages

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The relationship among falls, rehabilitation outcomes and health services use

13/12/2013

Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 2013, Vol 14 no 11 p. 832-836

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Date of publication: November 2013

Publication Type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study looked at determining the characteristics associated with single and multiple fallers in a post-acute rehabilitation centre. It found that the majority of fallers were older males who were frail and suffered cognitive impairment and depressive symptoms. Multiple fallers were particularly at risk of poor functional recovery and increased health service use. Specific programs targeting these patients should be developed in further studies.

Length of publication: 4 pages

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The cost of falls prevention in Torbay

24/09/2013

Source:  ProFaNE website

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Date of publication: August 2013

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: This publication, from The King’s Fund, lists number of incidents and their associated costs in one area of England. It explores not just the costs associated with incidents, but also ongoing care costs and how they are distributed between different care providers such as hospitals and social care systems.

Length of publication: 1 page