Effects of the FIT-HIP Intervention for Fear of Falling After Hip Fracture: a cluster-randomized controlled trial in geriatric rehabilitation

25/06/2019

Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association 

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Date of publication: 8 May 2019

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Fear of falling (FoF) is common after hip fracture and can impede functional recovery because of activity restriction. The Fear of falling InTervention in HIP fracture geriatric rehabilitation (FIT-HIP intervention) was designed to target FoF and consequently to improve mobility. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of the FIT-HIP intervention in patients with FoF in geriatric rehabilitation (GR) after hip fracture.

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Diabetes mellitus end-organ damage as falls risk in hip fracture

10/07/2015

Source: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 2015, online

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Date of publication: June 2015

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study aimed to identify differential characteristics of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) complicated by end-organ damage who experience a fall-related hip fracture. It showed that a significant amount of patients with clinical evidence of end-organ damage due to T2DM who experience a fall-related hip fracture have a history of recurrent falling in the previous year. These patients should be identified and offered preventive actions aimed at reducing their risk of falling.

Length of publication: 1 page

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Comprehensive and subacute care interventions improve health-related quality of life for older patients after surgery for hip fracture

21/10/2013

Source: International Journal of Nursing Studies, 2013, Vol 50 no 8 p. 1013-1024

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Date of publication: August 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article compares the effects of an interdisciplinary comprehensive care programme with those of subacute care and usual care programmes on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) for elderly patients with hip fracture.

Length of publication: 11 pages.

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NICE advice aims to improve commissioning of hip fracture services

14/12/2012

Source: NICE website

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Date of publication: November 2012

Publication type: NICE press release

In a nutshell: Nice has issued a new guide to support the commissioning of hip fractures services. This guide can be used with liaison and/or integration with related services, such as falls prevention.

Length of publication: 1 page