Gait abnormality predicts falls in women after total hip arthroplasty

19/07/2018

Source: The Journal of Arthroplasty

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Date of publication: 6th June 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Patients who undergo total hip arthroplasty (THA) have an increased risk of falls during the first year postoperatively. However, risk factors for falls after THA remain unclear. This article investigates the relationship between gait abnormality and falls during the first year after THA.

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Cost-effectiveness of a multifaceted podiatry intervention for the prevention of falls in older people: The REducing falls with orthoses and a multifaceted podiatry intervention trial findings

19/07/2018

Source: Gerontology

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Date of publication: 26th June 2018

 Publication type: journal article

In a nutshell: This article evaluates the cost-effectiveness alongside the REducing Falls with Orthoses and a Multifaceted podiatry intervention (REFORM) trial.

 Length of publication: 10 pages

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Differences in Falls between Older adult participants in group exercise and those who exercise alone: a cross-sectional study using Japan Gerontological Evaluation Study (JAGES) aata

19/07/2018

Source: Europe PMC

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Date of publication: 5th July 2018 Vol 15 issue 7

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study examined the difference in falls between older adults who participated in group exercise and those who exercised alone.

 Length of publication: 11 pages

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Exploration of older people’s perceptions of behavioural factors associated with falls

16/05/2018

Source: Age and Ageing

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Date of publication:  12th April 2018

 Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell: This study aimed to explore perceptions and behavioural decisions that may affect risk of falling among older people living in regional Australia.

Length of publication: 7 pages

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Preventing emergency department (ED) visits and hospitalisations of older adults with cognitive impairment compared with the general senior population: what do we know about avoidable incidents? Results from a scoping review

16/05/2018

Source: BMJOpen

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Date of publication: 17th April 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study aimed to synthetise the actual knowledge concerning these incidents leading this population to ED
presentation, as well as possible preventive measures to reduce them.

 Length of publication: 11 pages

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Hospital admissions due to falls set to rise ‘dramatically’ to 1,000 a day

11/04/2018

Source: LocalGov

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Date of publication: 19th March 2018

 Publication type:  News article

In a nutshell: Councils are asking for more social care funding as hospital admissions due to falls rise.

 Length of publication: One page


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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How slippers could help save the NHS £2.3bn a year

19/12/2017

Source: ITV

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Date of publication: 4th December

Publication type: News items

In a nutshell: Doctors at one of Wales’ biggest hospitals are encouraging people to buy well-fitted slippers as gifts for Christmas to prevent their loved ones falling.

Length of publication: One page


Integrated care for older people : guidelines on community-level interventions to manage declines in intrinsic capacity

20/11/2017

Source: World Health Organization

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Date of publication: 2017

 Publication type: Guideline

In a nutshell: The recommendations provided here on integrated care for older people (ICOPE) offer evidence-based guidance to health care providers on the appropriate approaches at the community level to detect and manage important declines in physical and mental capacities, and to deliver interventions in support of caregivers. These standards can act as the basis for national guidelines and for the inclusion of older people’s health care in primary care programmes, using a person-centred and integrated approach.

 Length of publication: 60 pages