Fall prevention in primary care using chronic disease management plans: A process evaluation of provider and consumer perspectives

03/12/2019

Source:Australian Occupational Therapy Journal

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Date of publication: 3 November 2019

 Publication type: Journal article 

In a nutshell:Falls are an important issue in primary care. General practitioners (GPs) are in a key position to identify older people at risk of falls on their caseload and put preventative plans into action. Chronic Disease Management (CDM) plans allow GPs to refer to allied health practitioners (AHPs) for evidence‐based falls interventions. A previous pilot study reduced falls risk factors using CDM pans with older people at risk of falls. This study aimed to conduct a process evaluation of how the intervention worked in the pilot study for providers and consumers.

 Length of publication: 9 pages

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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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Feasibility and acceptability of Otago Exercise Programme and Prevention of Falls for Adults with Intellectual Disability: a multiple case study design

22/08/2019

Source: International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation

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Date of publication: Vol. 26 Iss. 6, 22 June 2019

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Many people with intellectual disability fall frequently. Understanding fall prevention intervention characteristics will assist efficacy trials to target appropriate people. An exploration of two exercise-based fall prevention interventions is reported, focusing on viability and acceptability.

 Length of publication: 15 pages

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Morecambe Bay CCG encourage people to have a plan if they fall

25/06/2019

Source: Lancaster Guardian 

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Date of publication: 9 May 2019

 Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: As part of Morecambe Bay CCG’s falls prevention campaign, members of the public are being asked to think about what they would do if they had a fall.

 Length of publication: One page

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Ward sees dramatic drop in falls after introducing ‘safety huddles’

25/06/2019

Source: Nursing Times

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Date of publication: 20 May 2019

 Publication type: New item

In a nutshell: A ward at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust has seen inpatients falls drop by 70% since it introduced “safety huddles” almost 12 months ago.

 Length of publication: One page

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Evaluation of RESPOND, a patient-centred program to prevent falls in older people presenting to the emergency department with a fall: a randomised controlled trial

25/06/2019

Source: PLOS Medicine

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Date of publication: 24 May 2019

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Falls are a leading reason for older people presenting to the emergency department (ED), and many experience further falls. Little evidence exists to guide secondary prevention in this population. This randomised controlled trial (RCT) investigated whether a 6-month telephone-based patient-centred program—RESPOND—had an effect on falls and fall injuries in older people presenting to the ED after a fall.

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‘Managing pieces of a personal puzzle’ — Older people’s experiences of self-management falls prevention exercise guided by a digital program or a booklet

08/04/2019

Source: BMC, research in progress

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Date of publication: 18th February 2018, Vol. 19 iss. 43, pps. 1-12

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aim of this study was to explore older people’s experiences of a self-management fall prevention exercise routine guided either by a digital program (web-based or mobile) or a paper booklet.

 Length of publication: 12 pages

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Environmental interventions for preventing falls in older people living in the community

08/04/2019

Source: The Cochrane Library 

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Date of publication: February 2019, pps. 1-21

 Publication type: protocol

In a nutshell: This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Intervention). The objectives are as follows: To assess the effects (benefits and harms) of environmental interventions (such as assistive devices, and reduction of fall hazards in home, outdoors, and public places) for preventing falls in older people living in the community.

 Length of publication: 21 pages

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