Visually Impaired OLder People’s Exercise programme for falls prevenTion (VIOLET): a feasibility study protocol

15/09/2016

Source: BMJ Open

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Date of publication: 2 August 2016

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This feasibility study aims to adapt the group-based Falls Management Exercise (FaME) programme to the needs of VIOP (Visually impaired older people) and carry out an external pilot trial to inform the design of a future definitive randomised controlled trial.

 Length of publication: 11 pages

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Chronic condition? You could be at risk for a fall

12/11/2014

Source: Harvard Health Letter

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Date of publication: 01 November 2014, Vol. 40 issue 1 pps. 7-7

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Article on how vision problems and medicine side-effects can incrase the risk of falls.

Length of publication: one page

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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 and self-assessment of eyesight among Brazilian elderly people

16/06/2014

Source: Archives of Genrontology and Geriatrics, 2014, Vol 59 no 1 p. 131-135

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Date of publication: July/August 2014

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The paper tried to verify the association between falls and self-assessed acuity of vision in 1593 people aged 60 and over. Elderly people assessing their eyesight as bad or very bad fell more compared to those who believed they had good or excellent sight. This shows the need to contact those elderly people with difficulties in their sight and create actions to prevent possible falls.

Length of publication: 4 pages

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Environmental and behavioural interventions for reducing physical activity limitation in community-dwelling visually impaired older people

13/12/2013

Source: The Cochrane Library

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Date of publication: 2013, issue 6

Publication type: review article

In a nutshell: To assess the effectiveness of environmental and behavioural interventions in reducing activity limitationand improving quality of life amongst visually impaired older people.

Length of publication: 22 pages