Can community care workers deliver a falls prevention exercise program? A feasibility study

16/05/2018

Source: Clinical Interventions in Aging

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Date of publication: 26 March 2018 Vol. 13 pps.  485—495

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell:This article  investigates the feasibility of community care workers delivering a falls prevention exercise program to older clients, at low or medium risk of falling, as part of an existing service provision.

 Length of publication: 10 pages

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Encouraging older people to engage in resistance training: a multi-stakeholder perspective

16/05/2018

Source: Ageing and Society 

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Date of publication: 10th April 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study looks at  strategies needed to ensure resistance training programmes are attractive to and appropriate for older adults for.

 Length of publication: 20 pages

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Task force confirms exercise as a falls prevention strategy

16/05/2018

Source: McKinight’s Seniour Living

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Date of publication: 17th April 2018

 Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force states that physical therapy, but not necessarily vitamin D, can help prevent falls in older adults.

 Length of publication: One page

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Adherence and attrition in fall prevention exercise programs for community-dwelling older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis

15/09/2017

Source: Human Kinetics Journal 

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Date of publication: August 2017

Publication type: Journal article 

In a nutshell: This study reviewed the evidence on how levels of adherence and attrition in fall prevention exercise programs may affect magnitude of effect of fall risk reduction in community-dwelling older adults.

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A falls prevention programme to improve quality of life, physical function and falls efficacy in older people receiving home help services: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

15/09/2017

Source: BMC Health Services Research

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Date of publication: 14th August 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The primary aim of this randomised controlled trial is to examine the effect of a falls prevention programme on quality of life, physical function and falls efficacy in older adults receiving home help services. A secondary aim is to explore the mediating factors between falls prevention and health-related quality of life.

Length of publication: 9 pages

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Development and delivery of an exercise programme for falls prevention

17/08/2017

Source: Physiotherapy, 2017, online

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Date of publication: June 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This paper describes the development and implementation of an exercise intervention to prevent falls within The Prevention of Fall Injury Trial (PreFIT), which is a large multi-centred randomised controlled trial based in the UK National Health Service (NHS). The exercise programme targets lower limb strength and balance, which are known, modifiable risk factors for falling.

Length of publication: 1 page

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