Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and incident falls in older women

26/10/2018

Source: Osteoporosis International

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Date of publication: 25 September 2018 pps 1-9

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Vitamin D supplementation of 800 IU did not reduce falls in our previous 2-year vitamin D and exercise RCT in 70–80 year old women. Given large individual variation in individual responses, this article assessed here effects of S-25(OH)D levels on fall incidence.

 Length of publication: 9 pages

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Fall risk in women over 50 after distal radius fracture

19/12/2017

Source: Journal of Hand Therapy, 2017, online

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Date of publication: November 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The purpose of this study was to determine changes in overall functional status over the first year after a Distal Radial Fracture in women aged 50 years and older. Seventy-eight women were assessed for balance, balance confidence, lower extremity strength, gait speed, fall history, physical activity levels, and self-reported wrist pain and function at intervals after DRF. Groups of participants aged 50-65 years and 65 years and older were compared. Both groups had the same pattern of recovery, though the older group has a lower functional status which can lead to fall risk.

Length of publication: 1 page

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Exercise, but not vitamin D, cuts injuries from falls in older women

17/04/2015

Source: HealthDay

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Date of publication: March 23rd 2015

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: A study which shows that neither routine exercise nor vitamin D supplementation does anything to lower the overall risk for accidental falls among older women.

Length of publication: one page


Investigating the predictive ability of gait speed and quadriceps strength for incident falls in community-dwelling older women at high risk of fracture

14/05/2014

Source: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics

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Date of publication: May -June 2014 65(3) pps. 308-313

Publication type: journal article

In a nutshell: This article investigates whether quadriceps strength tests demonstrate similar predictive ability for incident falls as gait speed in older women.

Length of publication: 5 pages

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