Occupational therapy fall prevention interventions for community-dwelling older adults: a systematic review

18/06/2018

Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy

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Date of publication: May 2018 Vol. 72

 Publication type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: In this article the authors updated and broadened a 2008 systematic review examining the evidence for the effectiveness of fall prevention interventions in improving fall-related outcomes, occupational performance, quality of life, and health care facility readmissions for community-dwelling older adults.

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Physical and occupational therapy practice improvement following interprofessional evidence-based falls prevention training.

11/04/2018

Source: Journal of Allied Health

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Date of publication:  Vol 47 Iss 1, pps. 9-18 1st March 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study evaluates changes in physical therapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT) practice following evidence-based practice (EBP) interprofessional modules that teach assessments and interventions to reduce falls in community-dwelling older adults.

 Length of publication: 9 pages

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Home and community based occupational therapy improves functioning in frail older people: a systematic review

17/05/2017

Source: Journal of the American geriatrics Society

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Date of publication: 3rd April 2017

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The objective of this study is to assess the effectiveness of occupational therapy to improve performance in daily living activities in community-dwelling physically frail older people.

 Length of publication: 7 pages

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An occupational therapy fall reduction home visit program for community-dwelling older adults in Hong Kong after an emergency department visit for a fall

19/12/2016

Source: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

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Date of publication: 17 November 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The purpose of this article is to investigate the effects of an occupational therapy fall reduction home visit program for older adults admitted to the emergency department (ED) for fall and discharged directly home.

 Length of publication: 9 pages

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What are the short-term and long-term effects of occupation-focused and occupation-based occupational therapy in the home on older adults’ occupational performance? A systematic review

17/11/2016

Source: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy

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Date of publication: 21 October 2016

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This review synthesizes and discusses evidence for the effectiveness of occupation-focused and occupation-based OT for older adults at home.

 Length of publication: 14 pages

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Preventing falls for a person with dementia

15/08/2016

Source: Crisis Prevention Institute

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Date of publication: July 2016

Publication type: Website

In a nutshell: Falls are a danger to a person with dementia, and a cause of alarm to family and professional caregivers. Wherever the person lives, and no matter what stage of dementia the person is living with, falls must—and can—be prevented due to their high-risk status and the difficulty associated with recovery. Evidence indicates that multifactorial approaches are beneficial. Collaborating with an occupational therapist (OT) trained in dementia care is essential, as they will discover the client’s cognitive level and focus on remaining abilities, as well as task modification, environmental adaptation and enhanced communication.

Length of publication: 1 page