Practical tips for prescribing exercise for fall prevention

11/10/2019

Source: Osteoporosis International

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Date of publication: 30 August 2019

 Publication type: journal article

In a nutshell: There is strong evidence from meta-analyses that exercise as a single intervention can reduce the number and risk of falls in community-dwelling older adults, yet not all types of exercise are equal.

 Length of publication: 8 pages

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Fall prevention in community-dwelling older adults

18/01/2019

Source: Annals of Internal Medicine

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Date of publication: 4 December 2018

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Falls are common among older adults. One in 3 adults aged 65 years or older and 1 in 2 adults aged 80 years or older fall each year. Interventions for prevention have been identified; however, they are often not addressed in primary care practice. Screening all older adults annually for falls can identify who will benefit from further clinical evaluation and management. Falls and the need for care from subsequent injury increase with age. They adversely affect quality of life and are a financial burden on the health care industry. As a result, risk reduction is a key focus of prevention efforts, even among very elderly persons.

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The relationship between frailty, functional dependence, and healthcare needs among community‐dwelling people with moderate to severe dementia

20/12/2018

Source: Health and Social care in the Community

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Date of publication:  07 November 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This paper examines the healthcare needs of community‐dwelling older people living in Porto, Portugal, diagnosed with moderate or severe dementia, linked to functional dependency, cognitive decline, limitations in the activities of daily life, and frailty levels.

 Length of publication: 12 pages

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Foot problems as a risk factor for falls in community-dwelling older people: a systematic review and meta-analysis

26/10/2018

Source: Maturitas 

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Date of publication: Volume 118, December 2018, Pages 7-14

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Foot problems are common in older people. The objective of this systematic review was to determine whether foot problems increase the risk of falling in community-dwelling older people.

 Length of publication: 7 pages

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Occupational therapy fall prevention interventions for community-dwelling older adults: a systematic review

18/06/2018

Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy

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Date of publication: May 2018 Vol. 72

 Publication type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: In this article the authors updated and broadened a 2008 systematic review examining the evidence for the effectiveness of fall prevention interventions in improving fall-related outcomes, occupational performance, quality of life, and health care facility readmissions for community-dwelling older adults.

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Cost-effectiveness of a community exercise and nutrition program for older adults: texercise select

16/06/2017

Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

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Date of publication: 20 May 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This paper assesses the cost-effectiveness of Texercise Select in the context of supportive environments to facilitate its delivery and statewide sustainability.

 


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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The use of step aerobics and the stability ball to improve balance and quality of life in community-dwelling older adults – a randomized exploratory study

18/04/2017

Source: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics

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Date of publication: July–August 2017, vol. 71, pps 66–74

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article explorse the use of step aerobics (SA) and the stability ball (SB) as tools for balance improvement in community-dwelling older adults.

 Length of publication: 8 pages

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