Impact of fear of falling and fall history on disability incidence among older adults: prospective cohort study

18/01/2018

Source: Geriatric Psychiatry 

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Date of publication: November 2017 pps. 1-5

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study examined the impact of FOF and fall history on disability
incidence among communitydwelling older adults from a prospective cohort study.

 Length of publication: 5 pages

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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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