A scoping review of home modification interventions – Mapping the evidence base

11/04/2018

Source: Indoor and Built Environment

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Date of publication: February 28, 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study looks into how housing improvements can directly impact health and care outcomes is an increasingly important area of trans-disciplinary research.

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Infrared–ultrasonic sensor fusion for support vector machine–based fall detection

11/04/2018

Source: Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures

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Date of publication: 1st March 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article presents an infrared–ultrasonic sensor fusion approach for support vector machine–based fall detection, often required by elderly healthcare.

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How older adults and their informal carers prevent falls: An integrative review of the literature

11/04/2018

Source: International Journal of Nursing Studies

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Date of publication: Vol. 82, pps 13-19 June 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aim of this study was to synthesize the literature on falls prevention strategies used by community dwelling older persons and/or their informal carers and to compare the commonly adopted strategies with those recommended by falls prevention guidelines.

 Length of publication: 6 pages

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Physical and occupational therapy practice improvement following interprofessional evidence-based falls prevention training.

11/04/2018

Source: Journal of Allied Health

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Date of publication:  Vol 47 Iss 1, pps. 9-18 1st March 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study evaluates changes in physical therapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT) practice following evidence-based practice (EBP) interprofessional modules that teach assessments and interventions to reduce falls in community-dwelling older adults.

 Length of publication: 9 pages

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Councils urge more falls prevention funding to tackle rising hospital admissions

11/04/2018

Source: Care Appointments

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Date of publication: 17th March 2018

 Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: Local Government Association have stated that more funding is needed in falls prevention.

 Length of publication: One page


Targeting the psychosocial and functional fitness challenges of older adults with hearing loss: a participatory approach to adaptation of the walk and talk for your life program

11/04/2018

Source: International Journal of Audiology 

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Date of publication: 20th March 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article explores the acceptability of a socialization, health education and falls prevention programme (Walk and Talk for Your Life: WTL) as an adjunct to group auditory rehabilitation (GAR) and how it might be adapted for older adults with hearing loss (HL).

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Community peer-led falls prevention presentations: what do the experts suggest?

05/03/2018

Source: The Journal of Primary Prevention 

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Date of publication: 10 January 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study looks a peer-led falls prevention education for older adults to determine if it  may have potential for bridging the research evidence-practice gap, thereby promoting the uptake of falls prevention strategies.

 Length of publication: 18 pages

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Evaluating the impact of a falls prevention community of practice in a residential aged care setting: a realist approach

05/03/2018

Source: BMC Health Services Research

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Date of publication: 15 January 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aims of this study were to evaluate the impact of a falls prevention CoP on its membership; actions at facility level; and actions at organisation level in translating falls prevention evidence into practice.

 Length of publication: 12 pages

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Nurses’ perceptions of preventing falls for patients with dementia in the acute hospital setting

18/01/2018

Source: Australaisn Journal of Ageing

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Date of publication: December 2017 Vol. 36(4) pps. e70-e74

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aim of this analysis was to explore nurses’ perspectives regarding fall prevention for patients with dementia in an acute care setting.

 Length of publication: 4 pages

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A palliative approach to falls in advanced dementia

18/01/2018

Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry

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Date of publication: 11 December 2017

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This review looks at the common challenges and pitfalls in both the management of falls and the provision of palliative care in advanced dementia.

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Predicting use of outdoor fall prevention strategies: considerations for prevention practices

18/01/2018

Source: Journal of Applied gerontology

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Date of publication: 6th December 2017 pps. 1-16

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell:  Outdoor falls are just as common as indoor falls, but have received less attention in research and practice. Behavioral strategies play an important role in outdoor fall prevention. The purpose of this study was to examine predictors of strategy use.

 Length of publication: 16 pages

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Falls prevention process in assisted living communities

18/01/2018

Source: Journal of Applied Gerontology

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Date of publication: 19th December 2017 pps. 1-21

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Falls are a significant issue for older adults, and many older adults who once received care in nursing homes now reside in assisted living communities (ALCs). ALC staff needs to address resident falls prevention; however, federal or state requirements or oversight are limited. This research explores falls prevention in Wisconsin ALCs in the context of the Kotter Change Model to identify strategies and inform efforts to establish a more consistent, proactive falls prevention process for ALCs.

 Length of publication: 21 pages

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