Spinal mobility and alignment leading to lower QoL and falling

21/02/2017

Source: Gait & Posture, 2017, Volume 53 p. 98-103

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Date of publication: March 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Spinal deformities can affect quality of life (QOL) and risk of falling, but no studies have explored the relationships of spinal mobility and sagittal alignment of spine and the lower extremities simultaneously. Purpose of this study is to clarify the relationship of those postural parameters to QOL and risk of falling. Forward-stooped posture and knee-flexion deformity could be important indicator of lower QOL. Moreover, limited extension in the lumbar spine could be a useful screening examination for fall prevention in the elderly.

Length of publication: 5 pages

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A health improvement programme for older people’s QOL after falls

21/04/2016

Source: Polish Annals of Medicine, 2016, online

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Date of publication: March 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Falls in elderly people can cause both physical and mental injury, and have major medical and financial implications. This study aimed to assess the predisposition to falling as well as the subjective evaluation of quality of life in the elderly after implementation of the fall prevention programme. Slipping at home was the most frequent cause of falling. Patients who completed the programme showed improvements in all the analyzed aspects, especially in activities of daily living and the level of pain. A health improvement exercise programme reduces falls and can improve quality of life in elderly people.

Length of publication: 1 page

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Mobility is key predictor of wellbeing changes among older fallers

15/05/2015

Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2015, online

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Date of publication: April 2015

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A study designed to determine the factors that predict changes in wellbeing over time in older people presenting to the Vancouver Falls Prevention Clinic.

Length of publication: 1 page

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Falls history, balance and life quality in older cancer survivors

15/08/2014

Source: Gait and Posture, 2014, Vol 40 no 3 p. 451-456

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Date of publication: July 2014

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Older cancer survivors may be predisposed to falls because of sequelae associated with cancer and its treatments. This study examined the association between fall history, balance and quality of life in community-dwelling older cancer patients who had completed primary cancer treatments. The results showed that falls are a significant problem in older cancer survivors and balance control is a determinant of perceived physical function and wellbeing. Older cancer survivors reporting a poor quality of life may have a higher risk of falling. Future research is needed to examine risk factors and interventions.

Length of publication: 5 pages

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Effects on centre-based training and home-based training on physical function, quality of life and fall incidence in community dwelling older adults.

14/05/2014

Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice

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Date of publication: May 2014 30(4) pps. 243-248

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: “A quasi-experimental study to compare the effects of center-based training with home-based training on physical function, quality of life and fall incidence in older adults.”

Length of publication: 5 pages

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Influences of a Falls-Prevention Program on participants’ everyday life

16/01/2014

Source: Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics

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Date of publication: 1st of December 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A new type of program called ”Active lifestyle all your life” has been developed in primary care centres in Sweden  aimed at the decrease of accidental falls and at promotion of the health benefits of staying engaged in valued occupations.

Length of publication: 15 pages


Factors associated with the completion of falls prevention program

21/10/2013

Source: Health Education Research

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Date of publication: 10th October 2013

Publication type: journal article

In a nutshell: Using falls prevention programs to help prevent falls and restore independence and quality of life in older adults.

Length of publication: 13 pages

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Comprehensive and subacute care interventions improve health-related quality of life for older patients after surgery for hip fracture

21/10/2013

Source: International Journal of Nursing Studies, 2013, Vol 50 no 8 p. 1013-1024

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Date of publication: August 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article compares the effects of an interdisciplinary comprehensive care programme with those of subacute care and usual care programmes on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) for elderly patients with hip fracture.

Length of publication: 11 pages.

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