‘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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Exercise prevents fall-related injuries in older people

08/04/2019

Source: Nature Reviews: Endocrinology

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Date of publication: 18th February 2019.Vol.15, pps. 193–194

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Long-term exercise is an important lifestyle factor that can substantially improve the health of older individuals. A new meta-analysis and systematic review builds on previous studies and provides further evidence that exercise interventions can prevent fall-related injuries and fractures in people aged >60 years.

 Length of publication: two pages

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Using a fall prevention checklist to reduce hospital falls: results of a quality improvement project

08/04/2019

Source: American Journal of Nursing

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Date of publication: March 2019 , Vol. 119 iss. 3, pps. 43–49

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This quality improvement (QI) initiative aimed to promote patient safety by improving adherence to an existing hospita-approved fall prevention protocol. Specific aims of the initiative were to evaluate the impact of using a fall prevention checklist on (1) the implementation of a bundle of 14 specific interventions (the fall prevention protocol) and (2) the incidence of falls on participating units.

 Length of publication: 6 pages

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Fall prevention in community-dwelling older adults

18/01/2019

Source: Annals of Internal Medicine

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Date of publication: 4 December 2018

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Falls are common among older adults. One in 3 adults aged 65 years or older and 1 in 2 adults aged 80 years or older fall each year. Interventions for prevention have been identified; however, they are often not addressed in primary care practice. Screening all older adults annually for falls can identify who will benefit from further clinical evaluation and management. Falls and the need for care from subsequent injury increase with age. They adversely affect quality of life and are a financial burden on the health care industry. As a result, risk reduction is a key focus of prevention efforts, even among very elderly persons.

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Effects of the post fall index on device and equipment costs for falls prevention

18/01/2019

Source: Innovation In Ageing

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Date of publication: November 2018, supp. 1, pps. 361-362

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Interventions for fall prevention must consider facility costs for purchasing durable medical equipment (DME), especially since items are expensive, possibly non- reimbursable or ineffective in falls prevention. The purpose of this study was to monetize the aggregate costs for DME used for fall care for one nursing home of elderly fallers pre- and post-intervention.

Length of publication: One page

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Feasibility of Trial Procedures for a Randomised Controlled Trial of a Community Based Group Exercise Intervention for Falls Prevention in Visually Impaired Older People: The VIOLET Study

18/01/2019

Source: Northumbria Research Link

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Date of publication: 11 December 2018

Publication type: Website

In a nutshell: Visually impaired older people (VIOP) have a higher risk of falling than their sighted peers, and are likely to avoid physical activity. The aim was to adapt the existing Falls Management Exercise (FaME) programme for VIOP, delivered in the community, and to investigate the feasibility of conducting a definitive randomised controlled trial (RCT) of this adapted intervention.

Length of publication: One page

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The impact of community-based interventions for the older population: a quasi-experimental study of a hip-fracture prevention program in Norway

18/01/2019

Source: BMC Geriatrics 

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Date of publication: 13 December 2018

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Hip fractures among older adults are a major public health problem in many countries. Hip fractures are associated with expensive health care treatments, and serious adverse effects on patients’ health and quality-of-life. In this paper, we estimate the effect of a community-based hip fracture prevention program that was initiated in 16 Norwegian municipalities in 2007. Specifically, the participating municipalities implemented one or more of the following interventions: exercise programs for older adults, information and education campaigns to communicate how to effectively reduce falls to care workers and older adults, and preventive home safety assessment and modification help services.

Length of publication: 9 pages

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Workshops help seniors with balance, fall prevention

18/01/2019

Source: Fort Myers Florida Weekly

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Date of publication: 19 December 2018

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: To help seniors prevent falls, a leading cause of fatal injuries, the Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida is offering free balance and falls prevention programs in January.

Length of publication: One page

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Town of Cambridge helps residents over 65 prevent falls

18/01/2019

Source: Western Suburbs Weekly

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Date of publication: 11th December 2018

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: The Town of Cambridge (Western Australia) helped local residents over 65 by running an Injury Matters falls prevention program.

Length of publication: One page

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