Fall prevention in primary care using chronic disease management plans: A process evaluation of provider and consumer perspectives

03/12/2019

Source:Australian Occupational Therapy Journal

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Date of publication: 3 November 2019

 Publication type: Journal article 

In a nutshell:Falls are an important issue in primary care. General practitioners (GPs) are in a key position to identify older people at risk of falls on their caseload and put preventative plans into action. Chronic Disease Management (CDM) plans allow GPs to refer to allied health practitioners (AHPs) for evidence‐based falls interventions. A previous pilot study reduced falls risk factors using CDM pans with older people at risk of falls. This study aimed to conduct a process evaluation of how the intervention worked in the pilot study for providers and consumers.

 Length of publication: 9 pages

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Primary care falls prevention plan ‘reduces older admissions’

26/10/2018

Source: Nursing Times 

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Date of publication: 25 September 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Older adults given a falls prevention plan in primary care settings are less likely to be hospitalised, according to a US study by nurse researchers.

 Length of publication: One page

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Perceptions of primary health staff about falls prevention in primary care settings in the west of Ireland

16/05/2018

Source: British Journal of Occupational Therapy

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Date of publication: 9th April 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study aimed to explore the perceptions of general practitioners, occupational therapists and physiotherapists working in the primary care setting about falls prevention in their practice.

 Length of publication: 10 pages

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Lessons learned from implementing CDC’s STEADI falls prevention algorithm in primary care

23/05/2016

Source: The Gerontologist

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Date of publication: April 2016 Vol. 56 Iss. 2 pps. 1-10

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This paper describes a practical application of STEADI in a large academic internal medicine clinic utilizing the Kotter framework, a tool used to guide clinical practice change

Length of publication: 10 pages

 

 

 


TUG test results found through general practice falls risk screening

16/10/2014

Source: Age and Ageing, 2014, Vol 43 suppl 1 p. i16

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Date of publication: September 2014

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: TUG (Timed Up and Go) is a falls risk assessment used in the North Tyneside Falls Prevention Service to proactively screen for risk factors in primary care. General practitioners have found that an exercise intervention can produce better results from the assessment.

Length of publication: 1 page

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A national survey of services for bone health and falls prevention exercise programmes in primary care in Ireland

16/04/2014

Source: ISOS Press

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Date of publication: 1st March 2014 35(1) pps 17 – 24

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: To profile physiotherapy-led bone health and falls prevention services operating within the primary care structure in Ireland.

Length of publication: 7 pages

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Community falls prevention in Nottingham

15/02/2012

Source: The Improvement Network

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Date of publication: January 2012

In a nutshell: A service in Nottingham aims to improve services and reduce mortality and risk of falls in older people by integration of services and partnership with providers to identify and target falls risk factors.

Length of publication: 1 page news bulletin