When will my patient fall? Sensor-based in-home walking speed identifies future falls in older adults

25/06/2019

Source: The Journal of Gerontology series A

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Date of publication: 16 May 2019

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Although there are known clinical measures that may be associated with risk of future falls in older adults, we are still unable to predict when the fall will happen. Our objective was to determine whether unobtrusive in-home assessment of walking speed can detect a future fall.

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‘Managing pieces of a personal puzzle’ — Older people’s experiences of self-management falls prevention exercise guided by a digital program or a booklet

08/04/2019

Source: BMC, research in progress

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Date of publication: 18th February 2018, Vol. 19 iss. 43, pps. 1-12

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aim of this study was to explore older people’s experiences of a self-management fall prevention exercise routine guided either by a digital program (web-based or mobile) or a paper booklet.

 Length of publication: 12 pages

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Association between the discrepancy in self-reported and performance-based physical functioning levels and risk of future falls among community-dwelling older adults: The Locomotive Syndrome and Health Outcomes in Aizu Cohort Study (LOHAS)

20/12/2018

Source: Journal of the American medical Directors Association 

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Date of publication: 5 November 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A discrepancy in self-reported and performance-based physical functioning levels is often observed among older adults. This study investigated the association of discrepancy in self-reported and performance-based physical functioning levels with risk of future falls among community-dwelling older adults.

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Factors associated with older adults’ enrollment in balance classes to prevent falls: case-control ctudy

20/12/2018

Source: Journal of Applied Gerontology 

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Date of publication: November 18, 2018

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study examined the association of exposure to social marketing to promote balance classes, personal characteristics and other factors, with older adults’ balance class participation.

Length of publication: 14 pages

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An evaluation of a safety improvement intervention in care homes in England: a participatory qualitative study

26/10/2018

Source: Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine

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Date of publication: September 20 2018 pps 1-8

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A growing proportion of older people live in care homes and are at high risk of preventable harm. This study describes a participatory qualitative evaluation of a complex safety improvement intervention, comprising training, performance measurement and culture-change elements, on the safety of care provided for residents.

 Length of publication: 8 pages

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Falls in the geriatric patient

26/10/2018

Source: Clinics in Geriatric Medicine

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Date of publication: October 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Falls in older adults are multifaceted, and are caused by biologic, behavioral, environmental, and socioeconomic risk factors. An estimated 25% of older adults fall each year. With 10,000 people turning 65 each day, it is essential that those at highest risk receive intervention to decrease the risk and rate of falls. In addition, those older adults at lower risk still need to understand the risk of falls and be educated about maintaining healthy lifestyles. Fall risk assessment and referral to individualized or group-based programming can reduce fall risks and falls.

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Rehabilitation services use of older adults according to fall‐risk screening guidelines

26/10/2018

Source: Journal of the American geriatrics Society 

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Date of publication: October 8 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aimof this article is to characterize rehabilitation services use of older adults according to fall‐risk classification based on screening guidelines.

 Length of publication: 8 pages

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Is it possible to predict falls in older adults using gait kinematics?

21/09/2018

Source: Clinical Biomechanics

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Date of publication: November 2018,Vol. 59,  pps 15-18

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell:  The aim of this study is to identify the ability that gait kinematic parameters present to predict fall in older adults.

 Length of publication: 3 pages

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Semi-structured physical activity intervention in daily life: a good compromise between effectiveness and feasibility

21/09/2018

Source: Sport Sciences For health 

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Date of publication: 10 August 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell:The aims of this study is to evaluate the effects of a semi-structured PA (SSPA) intervention including aerobic as well as strength and flexibility exercise in comparison to generic PA advice (PAAdv) in healthy older adults.

 Length of publication: 9 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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