Quality changes after implementation of an episode of care model with strict criteria for physical therapy in Ontario’s long‐term care homes

21/09/2018

Source: Health Services Research

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Date of publication: 9th August 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aim of this study is to describe the proportion of residents receiving rehabilitation in long-term care (LTC) homes, and scores on activities of daily living (ADL) and falls qualityindicators (QIs) before and after change from fee-for-service to an episode of caremodel; and to evaluate the effect of the change on the QIs. 

 Length of publication: 23 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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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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Physical therapy reduces serious falls in seniors, but has its limits: Study

18/04/2017

Source: The Straits Times

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Date of publication: 16th March 2017

 Publication type: New article

In a nutshell: Participation in physical therapy programmes may not reduce the number of falls for the elderly by much, but can help in reducing the severity of falls, according to the results of a new study.

 Length of publication: One page

 


Exergame technology and interactive interventions for elderly fall prevention

19/12/2016

Source: Applied Ergonomics, 2016, online

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Date of publication: November 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Training balance and promoting physical activities in the elderly can contribute to fall-prevention. Due to the low adherence of conventional physical therapy, fall interventions through exergame technologies are emerging. This review study synthesized the available research on exergame technology and interactive interventions for fall prevention in the older population. The exergame intervention protocols and outcome measures for assessing intervention effectiveness varied, but the accumulated evidences revealed improved physical or cognitive functions. It remains inconclusive whether this intervention is superior to conventional physical therapy, and the effect mechanism of the exergaming on elderly’s balance ability is still unclear.

Length of publication: 1 page

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