Falls in Elderly People- June 2016

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Welcome to the June 2016 Update. This will be produced every quarter and lists the most recent literature in the field. Full text links are provided where available please login to Athens to access the Full text. If you do not have an NHS Open Athens account please register at http://openathens.nice.org.uk/

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Falls Effects



GLAUSER, M. and PAYMAN, V., 2016. Falling for her psychiatrist: an unusual cause of falls in the elderly. International psychogeriatrics / IPA, 28(4), pp. 695-696.

Heslop, Karen Ruth; Wynaden, Dianne Gaye., 2016.

Impact of falls on mental health outcomes for older adult mental health patients: An Australian study

International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 25(1), pp. 3-11.


HUANG, C., MOMMA, H., NIU, K., CHUJO, M., OTOMO, A., CUI, Y. and NAGATOMI, R., 2016. High serum adiponectin levels predict incident falls among middle-aged and older adults: a prospective cohort study. Age and Ageing, 45(3), pp. 366-371.

KUMAR, A., DELBAERE, K., ZIJLSTRA, G.A.R., CARPENTER, H., ILIFFE, S., MASUD, T., SKELTON, D., MORRIS, R. and KENDRICK, D., 2016. Exercise for reducing fear of falling in older people living in the community: Cochrane systematic review and meta-analysis.

Age and Ageing, 45(3), pp. 345-352.

Malini, Flavia Moura; Lorenzo, Roberto Alves; Lopes, Claudia S., 2016

Prevalence of fear of falling in older adults, and its associations with clinical, functional and psychosocial factors: The Frailty in Brazilian Older People‐Rio de Janeiro Study

Geriatrics and Gerontology International, 16(3), pp. 336-344.


SOUTHERLAND, L.T., STEPHENS, J.A., ROBINSON, S., FALK, J., PHIEFFER, L., ROSENTHAL, J.A. and CATERINO, J.M., 2016. Head Trauma from Falling Increases Subsequent Emergency Department Visits More Than Other Fall-Related Injuries in Older Adults. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 64(4), pp. 870-874.

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TEIXEIRA, A.R., WENDER, M.H., GONCALVES, A.K., FREITAS CDE, L., SANTOS, A.M. and SOLDERA, C.L., 2016. Dizziness, Physical Exercise, Falls, and Depression in Adults and the Elderly. International archives of otorhinolaryngology, 20(2), pp. 124-131.

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Falls Prevention



ANJOS, R.E., DE LIMA SAINTRAIN, M.V., PINHEIRO, S.S., DE CARVALHO PADUA CARDOSO, L., FILHO, M.A., DE ALMEIDA, M.I. and SANTOS, Z.M., 2016. Falls in Elderly Adults-An Analysis of Injuries and Sociodemographic Conditions. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 64(4), pp. 891-893.

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Applying comprehensive geriatric assessment to investigate falls

Geraldine Rodgers

Nursing Older People, 2016 28(3), pp. 27-31.


Ask older patients with knee osteoarthritis about buckling to prevent recurrent falls

Nursing Standard, 2016 30(27), pp.15.


Evaluation of a nurse-led fall prevention education program in Turkish nursing home residents

Authors: Uymaz; Nahcivan

Educational Gerontology, 42(5), 3 May 2016, pp. 299-309.


Folder opens route to patient passport: award-winning physio Angela Gemmell. The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

Available: Full Text [5/20/2016].

Fracture Liaison Service Database (FLS-DB) | RCP London.                                      Available: Full Text  [5/20/2016].

GABOREAU, Y., IMBERT, P., JACQUET, J.P., ROYER DE VERICOURT, G., COUTURIER, P. and GAVAZZI, G., 2016. Barriers to and promoters of screening for falls in elderly community-dwelling patients by general practitioners: a large cross-sectional survey in two areas of France. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 65, pp. 85-91.


Ghahfarrokhi; Khankeh; Akbari Kamrani; Fadayevatan., 2016.

What is a key step in the falling process in older people? A qualitative study in an Iranian context

Educational Gerontology, Volume 42, Number 3, pp. 209-219.

GOPINATH, B., MCMAHON, C.M., BURLUTSKY, G. and MITCHELL, P., 2016. Hearing and vision impairment and the 5-year incidence of falls in older adults. Age and Ageing, 45(3), pp. 409-414.

HWANG, H., CHEN, S., LEE-HSIEH, J., CHIEN, D., CHEN, C. and LIN, M., 2016. Effects of Home-Based Tai Chi and Lower Extremity Training and Self-Practice on Falls and Functional Outcomes in Older Fallers from the Emergency Department? A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 64(3), pp. 518-525.

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Kim, Hunkyung; Suzuki, Takao; Saito, Kyoko; Kojima, Narumi; Hosoi, Erika; Yoshida, Hideyo. Long‐term effects of exercise and amino acid supplementation on muscle mass, physical function and falls in community‐dwelling elderly Japanese sarcopenic women: A 4‐year follow‐up study.

Geriatrics and Gerontology International, Volume 16, Number 2, pp. 175-181.


LI, F., ECKSTROM, E., HARMER, P., FITZGERALD, K., VOIT, J. and CAMERON, K.A., 2016. Exercise and Fall Prevention: Narrowing the Research-to-Practice Gap and Enhancing Integration of Clinical and Community Practice. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 64(2), pp. 425-431.

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Lipsitz, Lewis A.; Tchalla, Achille E.; Iloputaife, Ikechukwu; Gagnon, Margaret; Dole, Kiran; Su, Zhen Zhong; Klickstein, Lloyd., 2016.

Evaluation of an Automated Falls Detection Device in Nursing Home Residents.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 64(2), pp. 365-368.

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LIU, Z., WANG, Q., ZHI, T., ZHU, Y., WANG, Y., WANG, Z., SHI, J., XIE, X., CHU, X., WANG, X. and JIANG, X., 2016. Frailty Index and Its Relation to Falls and Overnight Hospitalizations in Elderly Chinese People: A Population-based Study. The journal of nutrition, health & aging, 20(5), pp. 561-568.

OCHI, K., FURUYA, T., IKARI, K., TANIGUCHI, A., YAMANAKA, H. and MOMOHARA, S., 2016. Association between serum vitamin D level and history of falls in elderly Japanese patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Modern rheumatology / the Japan Rheumatism Association, 26(3), pp. 460-462.

Physio findings: knee exercises, latest articles from Physiotherapy journal | The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

Available: Full Text [5/20/2016].


QIN, Z. and BACCAGLINI, L., 2016. Distribution, Determinants, and Prevention of Falls Among the Elderly in the 2011-2012 California Health Interview Survey. Public health reports (Washington, D.C.: 1974), 131(2), pp. 331-339.

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SENGUL AYCICEK, G., ARIK, G., CANBAZ, B., KARA, O., SUMER, F. and ULGER, Z., 2016. Effect of Multimodal Exercise Program on Physical Function, Falls, and Injuries in Older Women. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 64(2), pp. 458-458.

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Wong H, Heuberger R, Logomarsino J, Hewlings S., 2016

Associations between alcohol use, polypharmacy and falls in older adults.


Nursing Older People, 28(1) pp. 30-6.


Injurious Falls


Age and Ageing, 45(suppl 1), pp. i9.


Falls and Fragility Fracture Audit Programme (FFFAP) | RCP London.

Available: Full Text [5/20/2016].


Falls workstream (National Audit of Inpatient Falls) | RCP London.

Available: Full Text [5/20/2016].




Nurses report fewer falls after new open visiting policy

17 February 2016 Steve Ford


Open visiting reduces the number of inpatient falls

Alistair Kleebauer


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Some key Nursing journals were also scanned. For a full list of sources used for the update, Please contact the Editor for further information.


The following sources have been searched for evidence published in the previous three months. Please contact the Outreach Librarians for further information.


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