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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Do portable nursing stations within bays of hospital wards reduce the rate of inpatient falls? An interrupted time-series analysis

21/09/2018

Source: Age and Ageing 

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Date of publication: 16 July 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study evaluated whether introducing portable nursing stations in ward bays to maximise nurse–
patient contact time reduced inpatient falls.

 Length of publication: 7 pages

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Recommended by falls prevention strategy launched in South Canterbury

19/07/2018

Source: The Timaru Herald

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Date of publication: 8th June 2018

 Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: A new programme helping people recover from and prevent falls will be rolled out in South Canterbury. The programme, in conjunction with ACC, the SCDHB and Sport South Canterbury, aims to minimise the risk of falls in the region’s aged population.

 Length of publication: One page

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Evaluation of older people’s knowledge, awareness, motivation and perceptions about falls and falls prevention in residential aged care homes: a tale of two cities

19/07/2018

Source: Ageing & Society 

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Date of publication: 27th June 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Falls prevention strategies can only be effective in reducing falls amongst older people if they are adopted and enacted in their daily lives. There is limited evidence identifying what older people in residential aged care (RAC) homes understand about falls and falls prevention, or what may limit or enable their adoption of strategies. This study was conducted in two countries and explored older people’s knowledge and awareness of falls and their preferences, opportunities and motivation to undertake falls prevention strategies.

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Fall prevention programs for culturally and linguistically diverse groups: program provider perspectives

19/07/2018

Source: Ethnicity & Health

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Date of publication: 2nd June 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This qualitative study aims to explore the experiences, needs and challenges that individual program providers encountered in implementing and delivering a fall prevention program for CALD groups and meeting the linguistic, cultural and contextual needs of the program participants.

 Length of publication: 19 pages

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Evolving a multi-factorial, data driven, interprofessional approach to prevent falls and associated injuries during a system-level integration

18/06/2018

Source: Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice 

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Date of publication: Vol. 12 September 2018 pps. 8-12

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This paper provides an overview of a recently integrated health care system’s experience in evolving their multi-component interprofessional approach to falls prevention.

 Length of publication: 4 pages

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A mixed methods evaluation of yoga as a fall prevention strategy for older people in India

18/06/2018

Source: Pilot feasibility Studies

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Date of publication: 1 May 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study sought to evaluate the acceptability, feasibility and likely impact of a yoga-based program aimed at improving balance and mobility for older residents in urban India.

 Length of publication: 7 pages

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Occupational therapy fall prevention interventions for community-dwelling older adults: a systematic review

18/06/2018

Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy

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Date of publication: May 2018 Vol. 72

 Publication type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: In this article the authors updated and broadened a 2008 systematic review examining the evidence for the effectiveness of fall prevention interventions in improving fall-related outcomes, occupational performance, quality of life, and health care facility readmissions for community-dwelling older adults.

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Shoe-insole technology for injury prevention in walking

18/06/2018

Source: Europe PMC

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Date of publication: 8th May 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article looks at gait control using shoe-insoles as a potential to reducing walking-related injuries such as falls.

 Length of publication:  16 pages

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