The effect of complex falls prevention interventions on falls in residential aged care settings: a systematic review protocol.

17/03/2017

Source:  JBI Database of Systematic Reviews

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Date of publication: 2017 February vol. 15 is. 2 pps. 236-244

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The objective of this review is to synthesize the best available evidence on the effectiveness of complex falls prevention interventions on fall reductions in the residential aged care population, implemented at two or more of the following levels: organization, facility or resident.Specifically the review question is: What is the effect of complex falls prevention interventions on falls in residential aged care settings?

Length of publication: 8 pages

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Investigating the impact of a falls prevention community of practice in a residential aged-care setting

14/08/2015

Source: Journal of Advanced Nursing

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Date of publication: 21st July 2015

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study aims to facilitate the implementation and operation of a falls prevention Community of Practice in a residential aged-care organization and evaluate its effect on falls outcomes.

Length of publication: 10 pages

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Can exercise prevent falls in older adults with sight impairments?

18/09/2014

Source: Journal of Physiotherapy, 2014, Vol 60 no 3 p. 130-135

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Date of publication: September 2014

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Exercise and physical training in residential care settings can improve performance on some tests of physical function of older adults with visual impairments, which are risk factors for falls. However, the impact on falls themselves in as yet unclear and warrants further research. The same impact for community-based older adults with visual impairments also requires further research.

Length of publication: 5 pages

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Falls prevention research in residential aged care is itself tripped up by medical clearance issues

16/01/2014

Source: Australia Journal of Aging

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Date of publication: 27 December 2013  32(4)  page 247

Publication type: journal article

In a nutshell: This article details a a randomised controlled trial which is currently being undertaken to investigate the effect of strength and
balance exercise versus usual care on falls and fear of falling, mobility, quality of life, cognition and cost-effectiveness, in RAC settings.

Length of publication: one page

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