The effectiveness of e-interventions on fall, neuromuscular functions and quality of life in community-dwelling older adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis

06/11/2020

Source: International Journal of Nursing Studies

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Date of publication: January 2021, Vol. 113.

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Falls in older adults result in serious, life-limiting consequences. An increasing number of fall prevention interventions have used technology to reduce the number of falls in community-dwelling adults. Various types of e-interventions are being tested in clinical trials and in the community. These include telehealth, exergames, cognitive games, socialized training, smart home systems and non-conventional balance training. Currently, no systematic review and meta-analysis has assessed the overall effectiveness of e-interventions and compared the effectiveness of the different types.

The aim of this review was to synthesize best available evidence concerning the effectiveness of e-interventions on fall, neuromuscular functions and quality of life in community-dwelling older adults.

Length of publication: 12 pages

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Nutritional status, body mass index, and the risk of falls in community-dwelling older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis

18/01/2019

Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association 

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Date of publication: 13 December 2018

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The object of this study is to evaluate the association between nutritional status, defined on the basis of a multidimensional evaluation, and body mass index (BMI) with the risk of falls and recurrent falls in community-dwelling older people

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Cognitive-based interventions to improve mobility: a systematic review and meta-analysis

16/05/2018

Source: Journal of the American medical Directors Association

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Date of publication: 19th April 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The objective of this study was to review the existing literature on cognitive-based interventions aimed at improving mobility in older adults and assess the clinical effectiveness of cognitive interventions on gait performance.

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The efficacy of fall-risk-increasing drug (FRID) withdrawal for the prevention of falls and fall-related complications: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis

17/03/2017

Source: BioMed Central Systematic Reviews

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Date of publication: 20 February 2017

 Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell: Despite limited evidence of effectiveness, withdrawal (discontinuation or dose reduction) of high risk medications known as “fall-risk increasing drugs” (FRIDs) is typically conducted as a fall prevention strategy based on presumptive benefit. Our objective is to determine the efficacy of fall-risk increasing drugs (FRIDs) withdrawal on the prevention of falls and fall-related complications.

 Length of publication: 6 pages

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