An economic evaluation of the SUNBEAM programme: a falls-prevention randomized controlled trial in residential aged care

20/12/2018

Source: Clinical Rehabilitation

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Date of publication: 30th October 2018, pps. 1-11

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: the aim of this study is to estimate the cost-effectiveness of a strength and balance exercise programme (SUNBEAM) which has been shown to be clinically effective in reducing the rate of falls in residents of aged care facilities.

 Length of publication: 11 pages

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Engagement of general practitioners in falls prevention and referral to occupational therapists

20/12/2018

Source: British Journal of Occupational Therapy 

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Date of publication: November 2, 2018, pps. 1-9

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This research aims to identify the current practice of general practitioners in falls prevention and to identify opportunities for occupational therapists in particular to extend their role in falls prevention in primary care.

 Length of publication: 9 pages

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Interprofessional education model for geriatric falls risk assessment and prevention

20/12/2018

Source: BMJ Open quality

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Date of publication: December 2018, Volume 7, Issue 4

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: One in three people over the age of 65 fall every year, with 1/3 sustaining at least moderate injury. Falls risk reduction requires an interprofessional health team approach. The literature is lacking in effective models to teach students how to work collaboratively in interprofessional teams for geriatric falls prevention. The purpose of this paper is to describe the development, administration and outcome measures of an education programme to teach principles of interprofessional care for older adults in the context of falls prevention.

 Length of publication: 9 pages

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An experimental implementation design to determine the impact of STEADI and two abbreviated STEADI modifications

20/12/2018

Source: Innovation in Aging

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Date of publication: November 2018, Vol. 2 Iss. suppl_1 pps. 237-8

Publication type: journal article

In a nutshell: Although STEADI has been successful in increasing falls-related screening, risk assessment, and prevention activities, scientific evidence of its impacts on falls and costs is limited. This study will implement STEADI and two abbreviated modifications into Geisinger Health Care outpatient clinics in suburban Pennsylvania; (1) All core STEADI interventions; (2) just physical therapy; and (3) just medication management. Information from control subjects will be contemporaneously collected from the same clinic sites. Unique aspects of the study include its experimental design, large expected sample size, use of abbreviated core assessment and intervention modules, and use of patient surveys in addition to electronic health data to capture program adherence and fall outcomes. Additionally, the study will use nursing and support staff to perform most STEADI activities and modify existing decision support tools to facilitate nurse/provider communication. Modifications to core elements, the study’s experimental design, and proposed patient survey elements will be presented.

 Length of publication: One page

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Impact of a home-based nutrition and exercise intervention in improving functional capacity associated with falls among rural seniors in Canada

20/12/2018

Source: Emerald Insight

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Date of publication: November 2018, Vol. 19 Iss. 4

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A six-month randomized controlled trial was conducted to examine the impact of a home-based nutrition and exercise intervention on functional capacity to prevent falls among rural seniors. The paper aims to discuss this issue.

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Implementation of the Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries Initiative in primary care: an outcome evaluation

26/10/2018

Source: The Gerontologist

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Date of publication: September 20 2018 pps 1-10

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Older adult falls pose a growing burden on the U.S. health care system. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries (STEADI) initiative was developed as a multifactorial approach to fall prevention that includes screening for fall risk, assessing for modifiable risk factors, and prescribing evidence-based interventions to reduce fall risk. The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of a STEADI initiative on medically treated falls within a large health care system in Upstate New York.

 Length of publication: 10 pages

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An evaluation of a safety improvement intervention in care homes in England: a participatory qualitative study

26/10/2018

Source: Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine

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Date of publication: September 20 2018 pps 1-8

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A growing proportion of older people live in care homes and are at high risk of preventable harm. This study describes a participatory qualitative evaluation of a complex safety improvement intervention, comprising training, performance measurement and culture-change elements, on the safety of care provided for residents.

 Length of publication: 8 pages

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Reducing falls among people living with dementia: a systematic review

26/10/2018

Source: Dementia 

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Date of publication: September 30 2018 pps 1-20

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aims of this study were to describe the published literature related to describing, reducing or preventing fall incidences for people living with dementia including: (1) trends in the total number of intervention and non-intervention studies between 1997 and 2016; (2) the methodological quality of identified intervention studies; and (3) the effectiveness of interventions designed to reduce the incidence of falls among people living with dementia.

 Length of publication: 20 pages

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Development and validation of a fall prevention knowledge test

26/10/2018

Source: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 

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Date of publication: October 8th 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Falls are a serious, persistent problem in hospitals. Ensuring that all hospital staff have adequate knowledge of how to prevent falls is the first step in prevention. This study identified validated fall prevention knowled ge tests (FPKTs) and planned to conduct a systematic literature review. When the review identified a lack of FPKTs, it developed and evalu-ated a FPKT, confirmed its conceptual framework, identified the content domain, drafted test items, devised the format, selected items for empirical examination, and conducted a psychometric evaluation.

 Length of publication: 6 pages

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Falls in the geriatric patient

26/10/2018

Source: Clinics in Geriatric Medicine

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Date of publication: October 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Falls in older adults are multifaceted, and are caused by biologic, behavioral, environmental, and socioeconomic risk factors. An estimated 25% of older adults fall each year. With 10,000 people turning 65 each day, it is essential that those at highest risk receive intervention to decrease the risk and rate of falls. In addition, those older adults at lower risk still need to understand the risk of falls and be educated about maintaining healthy lifestyles. Fall risk assessment and referral to individualized or group-based programming can reduce fall risks and falls.

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Falls prevention strategies for patients over 65 years in a neurology ward: a best practice implementation project

21/09/2018

Source: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports

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Date of publication: July 2018, Vol. 16 iss. 7 pps. 1582–1589

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aim of this project was to promote evidence-based practice with regard to fall prevention and management, by implementing the recommendations from the best available evidence to reduce fall rates.

 Length of publication:  7 pages

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Role of spine in falls: prevention of falls and unsteadiness of gait through reeducation of proprioceptors of vertebral facet joints

21/09/2018

Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 

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Date of publication: July 2018, Vol. 61, suppl. p e84

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aim of this study was to determine the outcome of dynamic counterstrain and proprioceptive stimulation of specific vertebral facet joints to achieve reduction in risk of falls by reducing gait unsteadiness.

 Length of publication: One page

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