Survey opportunity on falls prevention research

16/12/2015

Source: ProFaNE website

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Date of publication: November 2015

Publication type: Website news item

In a nutshell: The University of Oxford are conducting a survey to update recommendations for conducting clinical trials on falls prevention in older people. They want to hear from you if you work in falls prevention – the survey takes around 15 minutes to complete.

Length of publication: 1 page


Falls among adults aging with disabilities

17/12/2014

Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2014, online

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Date of publication: October 2014

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This was a cross-sectional survey to investigate the prevalence of and risk factors for falling among individuals aging with multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, post-polio syndrome and spinal cord injury. It found that people with long term physical disabilities present unique problems that can influence their risk of falls. Therefore falls prevention techniques and management programmes need to be customised for these individuals.

Length of publication: 1 page

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.


Survey: Falls Prevention in General Practice

18/09/2014

Source: Twitter

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Date of publication: September 2014

Publication type: Tweet (social media) leading to online survey

In a nutshell: This is an online survey through SurveyMonkey requesting information on how General Practitioners address falls prevention in their every day practice with older people.

Length of publication: 1 page


Health and lifestyle risk factors for falls in Australia

15/04/2013

Source: Journal of Safety Research, 2013, 45, p. 7-13

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Date of publication: June 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A sample of people aged 65 and over in the community in New South Wales, Australia were surveyed regarding their falls experiences, lifestyles and general health to identify medical, health and lifestyle factors associated with falls and multiple falls. People who fell were more likely to be over 85 and have various health problems and be overweight than non-fallers. The survey reinforces the multifactorial nature of falls and the complex interaction of risk factors that increase the chance of individuals having a fall.

Length of publication: 6 pages

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.