Physical and occupational therapy practice improvement following interprofessional evidence-based falls prevention training.

11/04/2018

Source: Journal of Allied Health

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Date of publication:  Vol 47 Iss 1, pps. 9-18 1st March 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study evaluates changes in physical therapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT) practice following evidence-based practice (EBP) interprofessional modules that teach assessments and interventions to reduce falls in community-dwelling older adults.

 Length of publication: 9 pages

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Strategies to prevent falls and injuries among older adults

15/09/2017

Source: Nursing Clinics of North America, 2017, Volume 52 no 3 p. 489-497

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Date of publication: September 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Falls in older adults are the leading cause of injuries, and community-dwelling older adults should have an annual fall risk screening/assessment. This article looks at both clinical and community-based strategies from several different evidence-based programs to raise awareness in older adults in the community about falls, about increasing strength and balance, and to address the fear of falling.

Length of publication: 8 pages

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Effects of an ICT-based fall-prevention system in community-dwelling older adults

16/06/2017

Source: International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 2017, Vol 106 p. 10-25

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Date of publication: October 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A sedentary lifestyle and low levels of physical activity are major factors in fall risk for older adults. ICT-based interventions could possibly counteract the risk for this group, as studies show that such interventions significantly reduce it. However, this population is heterogeneous, and several factors (such as gender, age, fitness and others) may influence the use of these systems. This study analyses the iStoppFalls system, testing effectiveness and usage indicators, among other things.

Length of publication: 15 pages

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Modified Delphi consensus to suggest key elements of stepping On falls prevention program

17/03/2017

Source: Frontiers In Public Health

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Date of publication: 20 February 2017

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: Falls among older adults result in substantial morbidity and mortality. Community-based programs have been shown to decrease the rate of falls. In 2007, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funded a research study to determine how to successfully disseminate the evidence-based fall prevention program (Stepping On) in the community setting. As the first step for this study, a panel of subject matter experts was convened to suggest which parts of the Stepping On fall prevention program were considered key elements, which could not be modified by implementers.

Length of publication: One page

 


Can peer education improve beliefs, knowledge, motivation and intention to engage in falls prevention amongst community-dwelling older adults?

21/02/2017

Source: European Journal of Ageing 

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Date of publication: 3rd January 2017

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of delivering a contemporary peer-led falls prevention education presentation on community-dwelling older adults’ beliefs, knowledge, motivation and intention to engage in falls prevention strategies.

 Length of publication: 13 pages

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Changes in physical activity, sedentary time and risk of falling

27/01/2017

Source: Preventive Medicine, 2017, Vol 95 p. 103-109

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Date of publication: February 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Falling significantly affects quality of life, morbidity, and mortality among older adults. This study sought to evaluate the prospective association between sedentary time, physical activity, and falling among post-menopausal women aged 50–79 years recruited to the Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study between 1993 and 1998 in the US. It followed recreational physical activity, sitting, sleeping and lean body mass. Falls per year were assessed annually. It found that physically active lifestyles increased falling amongst post-menopausal women. Additional fall prevention strategies, such as balance and resistance training, are needed to prevent diseases caused by inactivity.

Length of publication: 6 pages

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Can peer education improve beliefs, knowledge, motivation and intention to engage in falls prevention amongst community-dwelling older adults?

27/01/2017

Source: European Journal of Ageing

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 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of delivering a contemporary peer-led falls prevention education presentation on community-dwelling older adults’ beliefs, knowledge, motivation and intention to engage in falls prevention strategies.

 Length of publication: 13 pages

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Comparison of factors between elderly fall groups receiving home care

18/01/2017

Source: Asian Nursing Research, 2017, online

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Date of publication: December 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The purpose of this study was to provide information to develop a program to prevent repeated falls by analyzing the difference in gait, muscle strength, balance, and fear of falling according to their fall experience. The study suggests that intervention program should be tailored to fall risk factors to enhance gait and balance and lower body muscle strength and reduce the fear of falling to prevent repeated incidences of falls in this population.

Length of publication: 1 page

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Exercise for preventing falls in older people living in the community

19/12/2016

Source: The Cochrane Library

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Date of publication: 4th November 2016

 Publication type: Systematic Reviews

In a nutshell: The aim of this review is to assess the effects (benefits and harms) of exercise interventions for preventing fall s in older people living in the community.

 Length of publication: 15 pages


Pilot study for implementing an osteoporosis education and exercise program in an assisted living facility and senior community

17/11/2016

Source: Journal of Applied Gerontology

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Date of publication: 11th October, 2016

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Project Healthy Bones (PHB) is a 24-week, peer-led exercise and education program for older adults at risk of osteoporosis.

 Length of publication: 18 pages

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