Effects of multidirectional and variable-speed body weight supported treadmill training on balance rehabilitation for fall prevention among community-dwelling elderly persons

11/10/2019

Source: ASEAN Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine

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Date of publication: 29 August 2019, Vol. 29(2) pps. 45-50

 Publication type: journal article

In a nutshell: The aim of this study is to assess the effectiveness of multidirectional and variable-speed body weight supported treadmill training (BWSTT) in walking and balance rehabilitation for elderly persons with a history of falls or with perceived impaired balance.

 Length of publication: 5 pages

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Does aquatic exercise improve commonly reported predisposing risk factors to falls within the elderly? A systematic review

08/04/2019

Source: BMC, research in progress

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Date of publication: 22nd February 2019, Vol. 19 iss. 52, pps. 1-16

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: According to the World Health Organization, the elderly are at the highest risk of injury or death from a fall. Age-related changes in strength, balance and flexibility are degenerative factors that may increase the risk of falling, and an aquatic training may offer a favourable environment to improve these modifiable risk factors.

 Length of publication: 16 pages

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Housebound patients’ experiences of a falls service provided by a team of community physiotherapists

18/01/2019

Source: International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation

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Date of publication: 2 December 2018, Vol. 25 iss. 12

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aim of this paper is to explore the experiences of patients of a falls service provided by a community physiotherapy team to elderly, housebound people who have fallen.

Length of publication: 12 pages

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Effective healthcare training of Tai Chi fall prevention program for elderly people

21/09/2018

Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Health Informatics

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Date of publication: August 2018, Vol. 8, Number 6, pps. 1258-1261

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the Tai Chi Fall Prevention Program Effects on The Physical and Psychological Risk Factors of Elderly Falls.

 Length of publication: 4 pages

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Prevention of falls – interventions in the home visits to the elderly: scoping review

19/07/2018

Source: International Journal of Clinical Skills

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Date of publication: June 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study aims to identify the interventions performed during the home visit that may have an impact on the reduction of risk, on the prevention of falls, on their recurrence and / or on secondary injuries.

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Cost-effectiveness of a multifaceted podiatry intervention for the prevention of falls in older people: The REducing falls with orthoses and a multifaceted podiatry intervention trial findings

19/07/2018

Source: Gerontology

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Date of publication: 26th June 2018

 Publication type: journal article

In a nutshell: This article evaluates the cost-effectiveness alongside the REducing Falls with Orthoses and a Multifaceted podiatry intervention (REFORM) trial.

 Length of publication: 10 pages

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Impaired perceived timing of falls in the elderly

19/12/2017

Source: Gait & Posture, 2018, Vol 59 p. 40-45

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Date of publication: January 2018

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths and hospitalizations, with older adults at an increased risk. As humans age, physical changes and health conditions make falls more likely. The body reflexively responds to prevent injury during a fall, though little is known of the perception of this response. Younger and older people were compared for their perceptions of time during a fall: older people’s fall perception was found to be nearly twice as slow. It is possible that such age-related differences in fall perception may relate to increased falls rates in older adults.

Length of publication: 5 pages

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A Study on programs applying the Internet of Things (IoT) for prevention of falls in the elderly

17/10/2017

Source: IT Convergence and Security

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Publication type: Journal article 

In a nutshell: This article looks at  trends of IoT (Internet of Things) used to prevent, predict and detect falls in advance and the measures that could help spur application of IoT-based fall prevention technologies.

Length of publication: 5 pages

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