Light system, shoe insert win falls prevention contest

17/08/2017

Source: McKnight’s Senior Living

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Date of publication: 14 June 2017

 Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: An automated light system and a shoe insert won top prizes at a recent event designed to find new ways to prevent falls among older adults.

 Length of publication: One page

 


Clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a multifaceted podiatry intervention for falls prevention in older people: a multicentre cohort randomised controlled trial (the REducing Falls with ORthoses and a Multifaceted podiatry intervention trial).

17/08/2017

Source: Health Technology Assessment

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Date of publication: May 2017 21(24)

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aim of this study is todetermine the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a multifaceted podiatry intervention for preventing falls in community-dwelling older people at risk of falling, relative to usual care.

 Length of publication: 232 pages

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Sharing knowledge of falls prevention for people with dementia: insights for community care practice

17/08/2017

Source: Australian Journal of Primary Health

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Date of publication: 21 July 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study aims to examine knowledge of falls prevention for people with dementia (PLWD) among community care health professionals (CCHPs) and explore effectiveness of an action–research approach to enhance falls prevention practice.

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Investigation of floor surface finishes for optimal slip resistance performance

14/07/2017

Source: Health and Safety at Work, 2017, online

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Date of publication: June 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Increasing slip resistance of the floor surface would be desirable, but there is a lack of evidence as to whether traction properties are linearly correlated with topographic features of floor surfaces or what scales of surface roughness are required to effectively control slipperiness of the floor. The results of this study with previous findings confirm that floor surface finishes require different levels of surface coarseness for different types of environmental conditions to effectively manage slippery walking environments.

Length of publication: 1 page

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Welsh Ambulance Service distributes CSP’s falls prevention booklet

14/07/2017

Source: Chartered Society of Physiotherapists website

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Date of publication: June 2017

Publication type: News press release

In a nutshell: Patients using non-emergency transport vehicles in Wales are receiving copies of the CSP’s Get Up and Go booklet about how to avoid falls. ‘Developed by Saga in association with the CSP, it covers a range of falls prevention aspects and includes exercises for strength and balance, as well as guidance about getting up from a fall.’

Length of publication: 1 page


Analysis of effects and usage indicators for a ICT-based fall prevention system in community dwelling older adults

14/07/2017

Source: International Journal of Human-Computer Studies

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Date of publication: Volume 106, October 2017, pps. 10–25

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This paper will provide a better understanding of the effectiveness of ICT-based fall prevention for different subgroups and the indicators that determine the use of such technologies by older adults.

Length of publication: 15 pages

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Facilitators of attendance and adherence to group-based physical activity for older adults: a literature synthesis .

14/07/2017

Source: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity 

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Date of publication: May 2017 vol. 22 pps. 1-39

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This review examines program features that influence attendance and adherence to group-based physical activity (PA) by older adults.

Length of publication: 39 pages

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The design and development of a complex multifactorial falls assessment intervention for falls prevention: The Prevention of Falls Injury Trial (PreFIT)

14/07/2017

Source: BMC Geriatrics

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Date of publication: 1 June 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This paper describes the design and development of a complex multifactorial falls prevention (MFFP) intervention for implementation and testing within the framework of a large UK-based falls prevention randomised controlled trial (RCT)

Length of publication: 13 pages

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The effectiveness of intervention programs for preventing patients from falls

16/06/2017

Source: Kontakt, 2017, online

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Date of publication: May 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This is a review article to summarise the conclusions of different studies about the effectiveness of hospital fall prevention programmes from the last five years. Twelve studies made it into the final review, and the most mentioned strategy was education of patients and staff. Effectiveness depends on factors like compliance, leadership, team training and IT support, amongst others.

Length of publication: 1 page

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Measurement of lying and standing blood pressure in hospital as part of falls prevention programme for older people

16/06/2017

Source: Age and Ageing 

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Date of publication: May 2017 vol. 46(suppl_1): pps. i1-i22.

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A comprehensive national audit in 2015 of 4,846 patients aged 65+ from acute hospitals in England and Wales showed that only 16% of inpatients had their lying and standing blood pressure (LSBP) measured by the third day of admission. Orthostatic hypotension is common in older people, particularly during acute illness. It can therefore increase the risk of a fall in hospital.

Length of publication: 22 pages

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Effects of an ICT-based fall-prevention system in community-dwelling older adults

16/06/2017

Source: International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 2017, Vol 106 p. 10-25

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Date of publication: October 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A sedentary lifestyle and low levels of physical activity are major factors in fall risk for older adults. ICT-based interventions could possibly counteract the risk for this group, as studies show that such interventions significantly reduce it. However, this population is heterogeneous, and several factors (such as gender, age, fitness and others) may influence the use of these systems. This study analyses the iStoppFalls system, testing effectiveness and usage indicators, among other things.

Length of publication: 15 pages

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Long-term effectiveness of a multifactorial program in Bavarian nursing homes

16/06/2017

Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 2017, Vol 18, no 6, p. 552.e7-552.e17

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Date of publication: June 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Femoral fractures are frequently consequences of falls in nursing homes and are associated with considerable costs and unfavorable outcomes such as immobility and mortality. The purpose of this study was to examine the long-term effectiveness of a multifactorial fall and fracture prevention program in nursing homes in terms of reducing femoral fractures.

Length of publication: 10 pages

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Controlled clinical trial exploring the impact of a brief intervention for prevention of falls in an emergency department

16/06/2017

Source: Emergency Medicine Australasia 

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Date of publication: 23rd May 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aim of this article is to establish the effectiveness of a brief intervention to prevent falls in older patients presenting to the ED post-discharge.

Length of publication: 7 pages

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Cost-effectiveness of a community exercise and nutrition program for older adults: texercise select

16/06/2017

Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

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Date of publication: 20 May 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This paper assesses the cost-effectiveness of Texercise Select in the context of supportive environments to facilitate its delivery and statewide sustainability.