A Study on programs applying the Internet of Things (IoT) for prevention of falls in the elderly

17/10/2017

Source: IT Convergence and Security

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Publication type: Journal article 

In a nutshell: This article looks at  trends of IoT (Internet of Things) used to prevent, predict and detect falls in advance and the measures that could help spur application of IoT-based fall prevention technologies.

Length of publication: 5 pages

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Falls and fracture consensus statement resource pack

17/10/2017

Source: Public Health England 

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Date of publication: July 2017

Publication type: Government publication

In a nutshell: A resource pack containing information and resources to support commissioners and strategic leads with a remit for falls prevention, bone health and healthy ageing.

Length of publication: 34 pages

 

 


Falls and fracture consensus statement supporting commissioning for prevention

17/10/2017

Source: Public Health England

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Date of publication: January 2017

Publication type: Government publication

In a nutshell: The Consensus Statement accompanies the Resource Pack, and contains information and resources to support commissioners and strategic
leads with a remit for falls prevention, bone health and healthy ageing.

Length of publication: 22 pages

 


Physical-cognitive training enhances posture during life tasks in older adults

17/10/2017

Source: Experimental Gerontology, 2017, online

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Date of publication: September 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Physical-cognitive interventions seem promising to improve balance and gait performances and prevent falls in the elderly. Although these beneficial effects, it is still not clear whether these physical-cognitive training modalities leads to more general non-specific adaptations that can be transferred to some measures reflecting every day abilities.

Length of publication: 1 page

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Conceptualizing a dynamic fall risk model including intrinsic risks and exposures

17/10/2017

Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 2017, Online

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Date of publication: September 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Falls are a major cause of injury and disability in older people, and can lead to various health and social consequences. Accurately understanding and identifying a person’s fall risk is needed to design and provide individual prevention measures, but current fall-risk models are weak compared to risk models for other specialities. Current models, for example, consider risk factors to be stable over time, not reflecting real-life experience. This study therefore posits a dynamic fall-risk model linking time and context. This may lead to the development of new fall prevention interventions.

Length of publication: 1 page

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Five key factors could reduce falls in hospitals, says regulator

15/09/2017

Source: Nursing Times

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Date of publication: 21 July 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A report on a review based on existing evidence and data which provides an overview of the scale of inpatient falls and the benefits to the NHS if the rate of falls was reduced in hospitals.

Length of publication: One page

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Prevention of falls in hospital

15/09/2017

Source: Clinical Medicine 

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Date of publication:  Aug. 2017  vol 17(4) pps. 360–2

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study looks at how a coordinated multidisciplinary clinical team approach can reduce the incidence of inpatient falls 20–30%.

Length of publication: 3 pages

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Public Health England publishes resource pack for falls and fracture prevention

15/09/2017

Source: Chartered Society of Physiotherapists

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Date of publication: September 2017

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: Public Health England has published a resource pack to accompany its falls and fracture consensus statement: supporting commissioning through prevention, published in January; the statement was developed by member organisations of the National Falls Prevention Coordination Group (NFPCG) with Agile, the older people’s physiotherapy network, representing the CSP.

Length of publication: 1 page


Adherence and attrition in fall prevention exercise programs for community-dwelling older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis

15/09/2017

Source: Human Kinetics Journal 

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Date of publication: August 2017

Publication type: Journal article 

In a nutshell: This study reviewed the evidence on how levels of adherence and attrition in fall prevention exercise programs may affect magnitude of effect of fall risk reduction in community-dwelling older adults.

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A falls prevention programme to improve quality of life, physical function and falls efficacy in older people receiving home help services: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

15/09/2017

Source: BMC Health Services Research

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Date of publication: 14th August 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The primary aim of this randomised controlled trial is to examine the effect of a falls prevention programme on quality of life, physical function and falls efficacy in older adults receiving home help services. A secondary aim is to explore the mediating factors between falls prevention and health-related quality of life.

Length of publication: 9 pages

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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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