Does baseline depression increase the risk of unexplained and accidental falls in a cohort of community-dwelling older people? Data from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA)

15/09/2017

Source: Geriatric Psychiatry 

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Date of publication: 4th August 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This longitudinal study examines the relationship between baseline depression and subsequent falls, both accidental and unexplained, at 2year followup in a cohort of community dwelling adults aged 50 years.

Length of publication: 7 pages

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Failure of falls risk screening tools to predict outcome: a prospective cohort study

17/08/2017

Source: Emergency Medical Journal

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Date of publication: 22 June 2017

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The object of this study was to compare the Falls Risk for Older Persons—Community Setting Screening Tool (FROP Com Screen) with the Two-Item Screening Tool in older adults presenting to the emergency department.

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Diversity in fall characteristics hampers effective prevention: the precipitants, the environment, the fall and the injury

17/08/2017

Source: Osteoporosis International

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Date of publication: July 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This cohort study looks at the fall characteristics, specifically injurious and non-injurious falls.

Length of publication: 11 pages

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Slow processing speed predicts falls in older adults with a falls history: 1-year prospective cohort study

17/05/2017

Source: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 

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Date of publication: 8 April 2017

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A previous fall is a strong predictor of future falls. Recent epidemiologic data suggest that deficits in processing speed predict future injurious falls. Our primary objective was to determine a parsimonious predictive model of future falls among older adults who experienced ≥1 fall in the past 12 months based on the following categories: counts of (1) total, (2) indoor, (3) outdoor or (4) non-injurious falls; (5) one mild or severe injury fall (yes vs no); (6) an injurious instead of a non-injurious fall; and (7) an outdoor instead of an indoor fall.

 Length of publication: 8 pages

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Predicting first fall in newly diagnosed Parkinson’s disease: insights from a fall-naïve cohort

19/10/2016

Source: Movement Disorders

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Date of publication: 13 September 2016

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study identifies risk factors for first fall for 36 months in a newly diagnosed, falls-naïve cohort.

 Length of publication: 8 pages

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Mobility predicts change in older adults’ health-related quality of life: evidence from a Vancouver falls prevention prospective cohort study

14/08/2015

Source: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes

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Date of publication: Volume 13 Issue 101 15th July 2015 pps 1-10

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A study which attempts to identify key factors that explain variation in health related quality of life (HRQoL) among community dwelling older adults at risk of falls.

Length of publication: 10 pages

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Mobility and cognition are associated with wellbeing and health related quality of life among older adults

14/08/2015

Source: BMC Geriatrics

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Date of publication: 5th July 2015

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell:  A study which attempts to identify key clinically relevant outcome measures of mobility and cognitive function that explain variation in wellbeing and health related quality of life (HRQoL) among community dwelling older adults.

Length of publication: One page

 

 

 


Happy pills in nursing homes in Belgium: A cohort study to determine prescribing patterns and relation to fall risk

15/07/2014

Source: Journal of Clincial Gerontology and Geriatrics

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Date of publication: June 2014 5(2) pps. 53-57

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study documents the current use of psychotropics in Flemish nursing homes, and examines the relation to fall risk.

Length of publication: 4 pages

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Neuropsychological, balance, and mobility risk factors for falls in people with multiple sclerosis: a prospective cohort study

16/04/2014

Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and rehabilitation

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Date of publication: March 2014 95(3) pps480-6

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A study to determine whether impaired performance in a range of vision, proprioception, neuropsychological, balance, and mobility tests and pain and fatigue are associated with falls in people with multiple sclerosis (PwMS.

Length of publication: 6 pages

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Prevalence and impact of fall-risk-increasing drugs, polypharmacy, and drug-drug interactions in robust versus frail hospitalised falls patients

13/03/2014

Source: Drugs and Aging

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Date of publication: March 1st 2014 31(3) pps. 225-232

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A cohort study looking at the prevalence and clinical impact of fall-risk-increasing drugs (FRIDs), total number of medications, and drug–drug interactions (DDIs) in both robust and frail patients.

Length of publication: seven pages

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