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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Mobility Communication Charts

18/04/2017

Source: The Academy of NHS Fabulous Stuff

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Date of publication: March 2017

Publication type: Website

In a nutshell: This research looked into ways of more effective fast communication to all members of a multi-disciplinary team to see clearly at a glance the mobile status of a patient after physiotherapy treatment. Members looked at the viability and usefulness of having a permanent, documented and easy to use communication method at the patient’s bedside using a colour chart and key. This could be read by health professionals and family members even at a distance, ensuring patients receive the correct level of assistance for their current level of mobility.

Length of publication: 1 page


Every year, 1,200 seniors admitted to hospital after a fall

21/06/2016

Source: Sudbury.com

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Date of publication: 25th May 2016

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: Now into its second year, the Sudbury and District Health Unit plans to build on its Stay on Your Feet collaboration with the North East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN).

Length of publication: One page

 

 

 


Assisted device use and mobility-related factors among older adults

17/11/2015

Source: Journal of Safety Research, 2015, online

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Date of publication: September 2015

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study looks into how the use of assisted devices such as walking sticks relates to other mobility factors, which can then further provide insight into older adults’ future mobility needs. It showed that effective fall-prevention interventions and innovative transport options are needed to protect the mobility of this high-risk group, as mobility serves to preserve their independence.

Length of publication: 1 page

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Mobility and cognition are associated with wellbeing and health related quality of life among older adults

14/08/2015

Source: BMC Geriatrics

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Date of publication: 5th July 2015

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell:  A study which attempts to identify key clinically relevant outcome measures of mobility and cognitive function that explain variation in wellbeing and health related quality of life (HRQoL) among community dwelling older adults.

Length of publication: One page

 

 

 


Mobility is key predictor of wellbeing changes among older fallers

15/05/2015

Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2015, online

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Date of publication: April 2015

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A study designed to determine the factors that predict changes in wellbeing over time in older people presenting to the Vancouver Falls Prevention Clinic.

Length of publication: 1 page

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