Rehabilitation services use of older adults according to fall‐risk screening guidelines

26/10/2018

Source: Journal of the American geriatrics Society 

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Date of publication: October 8 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aimof this article is to characterize rehabilitation services use of older adults according to fall‐risk classification based on screening guidelines.

 Length of publication: 8 pages

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Operationalisation and validation of the Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries (STEADI) fall risk algorithm in a nationally representative sample

20/11/2017

Source: BMJ Journals

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Date of publication: 25th September 2017

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: 8 pages

 Length of publication:  Preventing falls and fall-related injuries among older adults is a public health priority. The Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries (STEADI) tool was developed to promote fall risk screening and encourage coordination between clinical and community-based fall prevention resources; however, little is known about the tool’s predictive validity or adaptability to survey data.

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The risk of falling among older adults in long-term care

18/01/2017

Source: Kontakt, 2017, online

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Date of publication: December 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: To identify the incidence of key fall risk factors in groups of older adults in long-term care facilities and to find out which factors can be identified by the Morse Fall Scale (MFS) as significant in relation to high fall risks. Fall risk screening is the basis for efficient intervention planning. MFS is often recommended for fall risk detection even in long-term care settings. This tool provides nurses with the information on the level of fall risk and specific risk factors. It also enables targeted planning of preventive and protective interventions.

Length of publication: 1 page

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Perceptions of urban Australian general practitioners about falls risk screening, falls risk assessment, and referral practices for falls prevention: An exploratory cross sectional survey study

14/03/2016

Source: Australian Health Review

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Date of publication: 9th February 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aim of this study was to explore the perceptions of Australian GPs about falls risk screening, assessment and their referral practices with older people living in the community, and to identify any barriers or facilitators to implementing evidence-based falls prevention practice.

Length of publication: unknown

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Improving falls risk screening and prevention using an e-learning approach

16/06/2014

Source: Journal of Nursing Management

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Date of publication:  21 May 2014

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A study which investigated the impact of an e-learning education programme for nurses on falls risk screening, falls prevention and post-falls management.

Length of publication: 10 pages

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