Cost analysis of a brief intervention for the prevention of falls after discharge from an emergency department

26/10/2018

Source: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 

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Date of publication: 26 September 2018 pps 1-7

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: There is considerable uncertainty around the costeffectiveness of interventions for preventing secondary falls in older people presenting to emergency departments (ED). The objective was to complete an economic evaluation of a brief educational ED intervention aimed at preventing falls in older people post discharge.

 Length of publication: 7 pages

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Evaluation of older people’s knowledge, awareness, motivation and perceptions about falls and falls prevention in residential aged care homes: a tale of two cities

19/07/2018

Source: Ageing & Society 

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Date of publication: 27th June 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Falls prevention strategies can only be effective in reducing falls amongst older people if they are adopted and enacted in their daily lives. There is limited evidence identifying what older people in residential aged care (RAC) homes understand about falls and falls prevention, or what may limit or enable their adoption of strategies. This study was conducted in two countries and explored older people’s knowledge and awareness of falls and their preferences, opportunities and motivation to undertake falls prevention strategies.

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Preventing emergency department (ED) visits and hospitalisations of older adults with cognitive impairment compared with the general senior population: what do we know about avoidable incidents? Results from a scoping review

16/05/2018

Source: BMJOpen

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Date of publication: 17th April 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study aimed to synthetise the actual knowledge concerning these incidents leading this population to ED
presentation, as well as possible preventive measures to reduce them.

 Length of publication: 11 pages

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Specifying the content of home-based health behaviour change interventions for older people with frailty or at risk of frailty: an exploratory systematic review

17/03/2017

Source: BMJ Open

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Date of publication: February 2017,  vol. 7 iss. 17

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The objective of this article is to identify trials of home-based health behaviour change interventions for frail older people, describe intervention content and explore its potential contribution to intervention effects.

 Length of publication: 11 pages

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Health behaviour change theory meets falls prevention: feasibility of a habit-based balance and strength exercise intervention for older adults

14/08/2015

Source: Psychology of Sport and Exercise

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Date of publication: 17th July 2015

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A study which tested feasibility of a theory-based behaviour change intervention that encouraged women to embed balance and strength exercises into daily life routines

Length of publication: 32 pages

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Older people warned not to be sloppy over slippers

12/11/2014

Source: Western Gazette

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Date of publication: 18th October 2014

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: An initiative to urge older people to replace worn or ill-fiitng slippers which may contribute to falls.

Length of publication: one page


Limited discussion between health professionals, older adults and their caregivers on falls prevention during and after hospitalization.

16/01/2014

Source: Health Education Research

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Date of publication: 1st December 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: To describe the sources of falls prevention information provided to older adults during and after hospitalization, identify and explore reasons why discussion about falls prevention may not take place.

Length of publication: 15 pages

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Altered visual–spatial attention to task-irrelevant information is associated with falls risk in older adults

16/01/2014

Source: Neuropsychologia

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Date of publication: December 2013 51(14) pages 3025–3032

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A study which examines the association between visual–spatial attention to task-irrelevant stimuli and falls risk in community-dwelling older adults.

Length of publication: 7 pages

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Multi dimensional falls prevention programs effective in reducing falls in older adults

15/11/2013

Source: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics

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Date of publication: 2nd November 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Studies show that multi-dimensional falls prevention programs are effective in reducing falls in older adults.

Length of Publication: 41 pages

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