Aquatic exercise training for falls and potentially modifiable risk factors of falls in older people: A blinded randomized controlled trial protocol

06/11/2020

Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine

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Date of publication: October 2020, Vol. 39.

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: There is a lack of randomized clinical trials involving hydrotherapy to prevent falls in people over the age of 65 years. This trial aims to verify the effects of hydrotherapy on falls and potentially modifiable risk factors of falls in community-dwelling people aged 65 years and over.Volume 9 Issue 10

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Evaluating a novel multifactorial falls prevention activity programme for community-dwelling older people after stroke: a mixed-method feasibility study

21/08/2020

Source: Clinical Interventions in Aging 

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Date of publication: July 2020,

 Publication type: August 2020, Vol. 15, pp. 1099-1112

In a nutshell: The overall purpose of this study was to explore participants’ and physiotherapists’ experiences regarding the acceptability, implementation, and practicality of a novel group-based multifactorial falls prevention activity programme for community-dwelling older people after stroke. Specifically, the purpose was to explore if and how participating could impact on the participants’ health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in terms of their daily lived experience regarding physical, mental, emotional and social well-being. A secondary purpose was to explore whether participating in the programme could positively influence participants’ balance, strength, falls efficacy, mobility and motor impairment of the trunk.

 Length of publication: 13 pages

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Combined group and home exercise programmes in community‐dwelling falls‐risk older adults: Systematic review and meta‐analysis

03/06/2020

Source: Physiotherapy Research International

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Date of publication: 11 May 2020

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The objectives of this review were to (a) determine the effectiveness of combined group and home exercise programmes on falls risk factors and falls in community‐dwelling older adults at risk of falling compared to no exercise controls; and (b) explore adherence and the behaviour change techniques employed in delivering these interventions.

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Diabetes, arthritis, urinary incontinence, poor self‐rated health, higher body mass index and lower handgrip strength are associated with falls among community‐dwelling middle‐aged and older adults: Pooled analyses from two cross‐sectional Malaysian datasets

22/08/2019

Source: Geriatrics and Gerontology International

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Date of publication: Vol. 19 Iss. 8 2019, pps. 798 -803

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The identification of risk factors associated with comorbidities and physical fitness might provide pathways for planning therapeutic targets for future falls prevention. Results from large datasets that examined falls risk factors in Asia have been limited. The aim of the present study was to identify the risk factors for falls by pooling data consisting of medical history, physical performance and self‐rated health from two large Malaysian epidemiological studies.

 Length of publication: 5 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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Falls prevention research in residential aged care is itself tripped up by medical clearance issues

16/01/2014

Source: Australia Journal of Aging

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Date of publication: 27 December 2013  32(4)  page 247

Publication type: journal article

In a nutshell: This article details a a randomised controlled trial which is currently being undertaken to investigate the effect of strength and
balance exercise versus usual care on falls and fear of falling, mobility, quality of life, cognition and cost-effectiveness, in RAC settings.

Length of publication: one page

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