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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Can functional task exercise improve executive function and contribute to functional balance in older adults with mild cognitive impairment? A pilot study

16/05/2018

Source: British Journal of Occupational Therapy

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Date of publication: 27th March 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This pilot study investigated whether functional task exercise could improve executive function, which might further affect the functional balance in older adults with mild cognitive impairment.

 Length of publication: 8 pages

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Encouraging older people to engage in resistance training: a multi-stakeholder perspective

16/05/2018

Source: Ageing and Society 

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Date of publication: 10th April 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study looks at  strategies needed to ensure resistance training programmes are attractive to and appropriate for older adults for.

 Length of publication: 20 pages

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David Oliver: Falls in older people—can we really make a difference?

16/05/2018

Source: BMJ

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Date of publication: 17th April 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: David Oliver, consultant in geriatrics and acute general medicine, discusses how more needs to be done to prevent falls in older adults.

 Length of publication: Two pages

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Reducing falls in older adults recently discharged from hospital: a systematic review and meta-analysis

11/04/2018

Source: Age and Ageing 

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Date of publication: 23rd March 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This systematic review aimed to synthesise the evidence for effective falls prevention
interventions in older adults recently discharged from hospital

 Length of publication: 8 pages

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Discussion of fall prevention approaches with older adult patients

05/03/2018

Source: Preventive Medicine Reports, 2018, Vol 9 p. 149-152

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Date of publication: March 2018

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries among older adults. The American and British Geriatric Societies recommend a fall risk assessment to identify risk factors and guide interventions to prevent these falls. This study describes the self-reported discussion of fall prevention approaches used by primary care providers (PCPs) who treat older adults. Self-reported discussion of any fall prevention approaches was 89.3%. Controlling for provider and practice characteristics, there were significant differences by provider type. Fall prevention suggestions vary by type of PCP. Dissemination of geriatric guidelines should include all PCPs who routinely see older adults.

Length of publication: 3 pages

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Fall risk assessment tools for use among older adults in long-term care settings: A systematic review of the literature

18/01/2018

Source: Australasian Journal of Ageing

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Date of publication: 23 November 2017 pps. 1-11

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aim of this article is to conduct a systematic review of published fall risk assessment tools (FRATs) tested for predictive validity among older adults in long-term care (LTC).

 Length of publication: 11 pages

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