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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24 h Levodopa–carbidopa intestinal gel may reduce falls and “unresponsive” freezing of gait in Parkinson’s disease

17/04/2015

Source: Parkinsonism & Related Disorders

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Date of publication: March 2015 vol. 21 iss. 3 pps. 317-320

Publication type: journal article

In a nutshell: A report on a prospective, open label study of 24 hour levodopa–carbidopa intestinal gel (LCIG) as treatment for levodopa “unresponsive” freezing of gait (FOG) associated with Parkinson’s disease.

Length of publication: three pages

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Reactive stepping behaviour predicts future falls

15/08/2014

Source: Age and Ageing, 2014, online

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Date of publication: June 2014

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A fall occurs when an individual experiences a loss of balance from which they are unable to recover. Assessment of balance recovery ability in older adults may therefore help to identify individuals at risk of falls. The purpose of this 12-month prospective study was to assess whether the ability to recover from a forward loss of balance with a single step across a range of lean magnitudes was predictive of falls.

Length of publication: 7 pages

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