Aged care residents the ‘poor cousins’ in falls research

21/04/2016

Source: Australian Ageing Agenda

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Date of publication: 18 March 2016

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell:  Dr Frances Batchelor, deputy director of health promotions and stream leader for falls and balance at the National Ageing Research Institute, believes that not enough research is done in residential aged care to truly understand falls, their causes and to evaluate a range of interventions.

Length of publication: One page

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Developing networks between residential aged care facilities as a result of engagement in a falls prevention project: an action research study

18/01/2016

Source: Contemporary Nurse

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Date of publication: 18 December 2015

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article explores outcomes associated with network formation between two residential aged care facilities as part of an action research approach to reducing falls.

Length of publication: 29 pages

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Positive outcomes following the implementation of falls prevention programme in residential care homes

15/02/2012

Source: Geriatric Nursing, 2012, 33(1) p. 41-50

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Date of publication: January 2012

Publication type: Cohort study

In a nutshell: Prospective cohort study measured the impact of falls reduction following the implementation of evidence-based fall prevention interventions in 9 Australian residential care facilities.  Following the intervention a significant reduction of falls were observed per site in the proportion of fallers and single fallers.  However, overall the number of falls was confounded by multiple falls in residents. Reduction in fallers was sustained in the 6-month follow-up phase. Positive outcomes from interventions varied between facilities.

Length of publication: 9 pages

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