Falls in Elderly People- November 2017

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Welcome to the November 2017 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 Prevention

'Critical' need to prevent falls as emergency admissions rise

Nursing Times 3 October 2017 Tom de Castella

 

“Falls prevention among older people and care providers: protocol for an integrative review”

Journal of Advanced Nursing

Volume 73, Issue 7, July 2017, Pages: 1722–1734, Carmen de la Cuesta-Benjumea, Maria Adriana Henriques and Carmen Sánchez-Ardila

 

Establishment of an appropriate fall prevention program: A community-based study

Geriatrics & Gerontology International

Volume 17, Issue 7, July 2017, Pages: 1081–1089, Yohei Otaka, Mitsuo Morita and Meigen Liu

 

Characteristics and consequences of falls among older adult trauma patients: Considerations for injury prevention programs

Australian Occupational Therapy Journal

Volume 64, Issue 5, October 2017, Pages: 350–357, Tracy Chippendale, Patricia A. Gentile and Melissa K. James

 

Controlled clinical trial exploring the impact of a brief intervention for prevention of falls in an emergency department

Emergency Medicine Australasia

Volume 29, Issue 5, October 2017, Pages: 524–530, Kristie J Harper, Annette D Barton and Antonio Celenza

 

Fall prevention by nursing assistants among community-living elderly people. A randomised controlled trial

Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences

Gunilla Fahlström, Kitty Kamwendo and Lennart Bodin

 

A comparison of different ways of including baseline counts in negative binomial models for data from falls prevention trials

Biometrical Journal

Han Zheng, Alan Kimber and Ruth M. Pickering

 

 

Study of Individualization and Bias in Nursing Home Fall Prevention Practices

Authors: Coln‐Emeric, Cathleen S.; Corazzini, Kirsten and Anderson, Ruth A.

Source: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Volume 65, Number 4, 1 April 2017, pp. 815-821(7)

Outcomes of Adding Patient and Family Engagement Education to Fall Prevention Bundled Interventions

Authors:

Opsahl, Angela G.; Ebright, Patricia and Shaner, Tamara

Source:

Journal of Nursing Care Quality, Volume 32, Number 3, July/September 2017, pp. 252-258(7)

 

Men's perspectives on fall risk and fall prevention following participation in a group‐based programme conducted at Men's Sheds, Australia

Authors: Liddle, Jeannine L. M. and Sherrington, Catherine

Source: Health & Social Care in the Community, Volume 25, Number 3, 1 May 2017, pp. 1118-1126(9)

 

Prevention of falls, malnutrition and pressure ulcers among older persons – nursing staff's experiences of a structured preventive care process

Authors: Lannering, ChristinaErnsth Bravell, Marie and Johansson, Linda

Source: Health & Social Care in the Community, Volume 25, Number 3, 1 May 2017, pp. 1011-1020(10)

 

Cost-effectiveness analysis of a multifactorial fall prevention intervention in older home care clients at risk for falling

Wanrudee Isaranuwatchai, Johnna Perdrizet and Jeffrey S. Hoch

BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:199

Published on: 1 September 2017

 

Eccentric versus traditional resistance exercise for older adult fallers in the community: a randomized trial within a multi-component fall reduction program

Paul LaStayo, Robin Marcus, Leland Dibble and Ginette Pepper

BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:149

Published on: 17 July 2017

 

The design and development of a complex multifactorial falls assessment intervention for falls prevention: The Prevention of Falls Injury Trial (PreFIT)

Julie Bruce, Shvaita Ralhan and Sarah E. Lamb

BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:116

Published on: 1 June 2017

 

Feasibility and efficacy of a multi-factorial intervention to prevent falls in older adults with cognitive impairment living in residential care (ProF-Cog). A feasibility and pilot cluster randomised controlled trial

Julie Whitney, Stephen H.D. Jackson and Finbarr C. Martin

BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:115

Published on: 30 May 2017

 

Interrater and test-retest reliability and validity of the Norwegian version of the BESTest and mini-BESTest in people with increased risk of falling

Charlotta Hamre, Pernille Botolfsen and Jorunn L. Helbostad

BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:92

Published on: 20 April 2017

 

Protocol for the home hazards removal program (HARP) study: a pragmatic, randomized clinical trial and implementation study

Susan Stark, Emily Somerville and Yan Yan

BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:90

Published on: 20 April 2017

 

Dancing in time: feasibility and acceptability of a contemporary dance programme to modify risk factors for falling in community dwelling older adults

Laura Britten, Christine Addington and Sarah Astill

BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:83

Published on: 11 April 2017

 

H M Khor, S B Kamaruzzaman and M P Tan
DOES A MULTIFACTORIAL INTERVENTIONAL PROGRAMME ON FALLS PREVENTION IN OLDER FALLERS IMPROVE FRAILTY OUTCOMES? PRELIMINARY RESULTS FROM THE MALAYSIAN FALLS ASSESSMENT INTERVENTION TRIAL (MYFAIT), Age and Ageing, Volume 46, Issue suppl_2, 1 July 2017, Pages ii14, https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afx120.43

L Robinson, C Elliott and J Frith
MASSIVE OPEN ONLINE COURSES (MOOCS): EDUCATING AND EMPOWERING OLDER ADULTS ABOUT FALLS, Age and Ageing, Volume 46, Issue suppl_2, 1 July 2017, Pages ii1–ii6, https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afx115.13

P J Tan, E M Khoo and M P Tan
THE EFFECTS OF A TAILORED MULTIFACTORIAL INTERVENTION ON RATE OF FALL AND TIME-TO-FIRST FALL IN MALAYSIA, Age and Ageing, Volume 46, Issue suppl_2, 1 July 2017, Pages ii14, https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afx120.44

P J Tan, M P Tan, (on behalf of the MyFAIT team)
CHARACTERISTICS OF FALL RECURRENCE: RESULTS OF THE MALAYSIAN FALLS ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION TRIAL (MYFAIT), Age and Ageing, Volume 46, Issue suppl_1, 1 May 2017, Pages i32–i34, https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afx072.119

Emmy Racine, Suzanne Timmons and Sheena McHugh
Older People’s Experiences of Attending Falls Risk Assessment Clinics in Primary Care, Age and Ageing, Volume 46, Issue Suppl_3, 1 September 2017, Pages iii13–iii59, https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afx144.185

Patrick O’Donoghue, Niamh Kearney and Eamon Dolan
Mechanical Falls: A Misleading Pseudo-diagnosis? Age and Ageing, Volume 46, Issue Suppl_3, 1 September 2017, Pages iii13–iii59, https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afx144.191

Asha Ravi, Emmy Racine and Sheena McHugh
Implementing a Falls Prevention Initiative in Community Hospitals: A Cross-Sectional Study of Leadership and Organisational Climate, Age and Ageing, Volume 46, Issue Suppl_3, 1 September 2017, Pages iii13–iii59, https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afx144.201

Sinead Stoneman, Muhammad Saad Zaheer and John Paul Cooke
The Use of Data and Six Sigma Principles to Guide a Complex Falls/Blackout Clinic, Age and Ageing, Volume 46, Issue Suppl_3, 1 September 2017, Pages iii13–iii59, https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afx144.230

S O'Riordan, L Hussain, N Vasilakis and F Martin
MEASUREMENT OF LYING AND STANDING BLOOD PRESSURE IN HOSPITAL AS PART OF A FALLS PREVENTION PROGRAMME FOR OLDER PEOPLE, Age and Ageing, Volume 46, Issue suppl_1, 1 May 2017, Pages i1–i22, https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afx055.91

J Fleming, J Eastment and A Mavrodaris
WHAT IS NEEDED TO IMPLEMENT AND EVALUATE FALLS PREVENTION MOST EFFECTIVELY? Age and Ageing, Volume 46, Issue suppl_2, 1 July 2017, Pages ii1–ii6, https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afx115.18

Jessica O’Brien, Jason Chan and Annalisa Setti
Rehabilitating Perceptual Deficits in Fall-prone Older Adults: Improved Multisensory Processing Following 3 Day Perceptual Training, Age and Ageing, Volume 46, Issue Suppl_3, 1 September 2017, Pages iii13–iii59, https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afx144.231

E Ray-Chaudhuri, H Khoshnaw and S Kumar
EVALUATION OF A MULTIDISCIPLINARY EXERCISE AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMME FOR OLDER PEOPLE IN A DAY HOSPITAL SETTING, Age and Ageing, Volume 46, Issue suppl_1, 1 May 2017, Pages i1–i22, https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afx055.51

A Johansen, C Boulton and R Wakeman
HIP FRACTURES IN HOSPITAL AND CARE HOMES - USING THE NATIONAL HIP FRACTURE DATABASE (NHFD) TO IDENTIFY A POSSIBLE CARE GAP, Age and Ageing, Volume 46, Issue suppl_1, 1 May 2017, Pages i32–i34, https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afx072.126

S Ritchie, R Edwards and G D Jones
ABSORBING SENSORY-INTEGRATION EXERCISES INTO A STRENGTH AND BALANCE INTERVENTION FOR OLDER PEOPLE WHO HAVE FALLEN, Age and Ageing, Volume 46, Issue suppl_1, 1 May 2017, Pages i1–i22, https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afx055.60

Epidemiology of fragility fractures and fall prevention in the elderly: a systematic review of the literature

Author                Tsuda, Takayuki   

 

Source:               Current Orthopaedic Practice, Volume   28, Number 6, November/December 2017, pp. 580-585(6)   

 

 

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Public health: a picture of health?

Frontline article - Posted on 27/10/2017

 

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Colchester trust launches falls prevention film

News item - Posted on 12/10/2017

 

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

NHS Wales awards Torfaen falls initiative

News item - Posted on 05/10/2017

Torfaen’s falls service is the only one in Aneurin Bevan University Health Board to run exercise classes

 

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

CSP launches video to demonstrate six simple exercises to stop falls

News item - Posted on 27/09/2017

 

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Public Health England publishes resource pack for falls and fracture prevention

News item - Posted on 04/09/2017

 

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Mid Yorks NHS Trust adopts physio-designed training to prevent falls

News item - Posted on 04/08/2017

 

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Regulator reveals 250,000 falls were reported in England’s NHS last year

News item - Posted on 26/07/2017

 

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Older People’s Day: not just for 1 October

 

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Frontline article - Posted on 17/07/2017

Welsh Ambulance Service distributes CSP’s Get Up and Go falls prevention booklet

News item - Posted on 20/06/2017

 

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Physios support Stand Up Stay Up campaign

News item - Posted on 23/05/2017

 

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Physio findings: falls prevention hinges on following advice

Frontline article - Posted on 12/05/2017

 

Royal College of Physicians

The National Audit of Falls and Bone Health

The national audit of falls and bone health examined services provided to older people for falls prevention and bone health.

Last update 19 April

 

C J Miller and D L Lakhani
“WALK THIS WAY” - HOW WELL CAN A MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM RECOGNISE VARIOUS WALKING AIDS?, Age and Ageing, Volume 46, Issue suppl_2, 1 July 2017, Pages ii1–ii6, https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afx115.16

 

Falls

N Izzati, H M Khor, P J Tan and M P Tan
POTENTIAL RISK FACTORS AMONG INDIVIDUALS WITH RECURRENT AND INJURIOUS FALLS RECRUITED TO THE MALAYSIAN FALLS ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION TRIAL (MYFAIT), Age and Ageing, Volume 46, Issue suppl_1, 1 May 2017, Pages i32–i34, https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afx072.120

F Thomson, K Brighton and L Watson
A FALLS REDUCTION PROJECT ON AN ACUTE MEDICAL ELDERLY WARD, Age and Ageing, Volume 46, Issue suppl_1, 1 May 2017, Pages i1–i22, https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afx055.41

G Clifford, S Daly and O Collins
THE INTRODUCTION OF A POST-FALL MEDICAL REVIEW: PROFORMA IN A LARGE ACADEMIC HOSPITAL, Age and Ageing, Volume 46, Issue suppl_1, 1 May 2017, Pages i1–i22, https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afx055.31

P. J. López-Soto, M. H. Smolensky, L. M. A. Rodríguez-Borrego; Reply to ‘Seasonal ambient changes influence inpatient falls’ Magota et al., Age and Ageing, https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afx156

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Clinical update: preventing falls in hospital

Frontline article - Posted on 06/10/2017

 

Selina Ryan and Joseph Browne
The Introduction of A Falls Huddle in an Acute Medical Admissions Unit, Age and Ageing, Volume 46, Issue Suppl_3, 1 September 2017, Pages iii13–iii59, https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afx144.204

Marie Smith, Tessymol George and Lisa Cogan
Preventing Falls in the Rehabilitation Setting, Age and Ageing, Volume 46, Issue Suppl_3, 1 September 2017, Pages iii1–iii12, https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afx145.42

P J López-Soto, M H Smolensky and M A Rodríguez-Borrego; Reply to ‘Seasonal ambient changes influence inpatient falls’ Magota et al., Age and Ageing, Volume 46, Issue 6, 1 November 2017, Pages 1016–1017, https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afx130

Fionn Mag Uidhir, Selina Ryan and Joseph Browne
Sedatives Usage in Inpatient Fallers in an Acute Hospital, Age and Ageing, Volume 46, Issue Suppl_3, 1 September 2017, Pages iii13–iii59, https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afx144.248

CLINICAL OUTCOMES OF ACUTELY UNWELL PATIENTS WITH DEMENTIA AND IT RELATIONSHIP TO THE HOSPITAL DESIGN, Age and Ageing, Volume 46, Issue suppl_2, 1 July 2017, Pages ii15–ii16, https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afx111.48

Royal College of Physicians

Falls and Fragility Fracture Audit Programme (FFFAP)

FFFAP is designed to audit the care that patients with fragility fractures and inpatient falls receive in hospital.

Last update 27July 2017

 

Royal College of Physicians

Falls workstream (National Audit of Inpatient Falls)

The Falls Workstream is contracted to deliver the first National Audit of Inpatient Falls, a clinically led audit of inpatient falls prevention care.

Last update 22 November 2017

 

Advanced Practice Nurse-Led Statewide Collaborative to Reduce Falls in Hospitals

Authors: Gray-Miceli, DeannaMazzia, Lisa and Crane, Giles

Source: Journal of Nursing Care Quality, Volume 32, Number 2, April/June 2017, pp. 120-125(6)

Understanding and managing the risk of “head impact” from in‐hospital falls: A cross‐sectional analysis of data from 166 public hospitals

Authors:

Chari, Satyan R.; Varghese, Paul and Haines, Terry P.

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Falls Effects

Shenaz Joomye, Eva Gaynor and Alan Martin
Orthostatic Hypotension: Healthcare Providers’ Knowledge on its Identification and Measurement, Age and Ageing, Volume 46, Issue Suppl_3, 1 September 2017, Pages iii13–iii59, https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afx144.87

 

E J Foster, R S Barlas, A B Clark, J H Bettencourt-Silva, K M Bowles, A K Metcalf, J F Potter, P K Myint;
DETERMINANTS OF POST-DISCHARGE FALLS AND FRACTURES AFTER STROKE OVER LONG TERM FOLLOW UP, Age and Ageing, Volume 46, Issue suppl_2, 1 July 2017, Pages ii11–ii13, https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afx110.35

Helen O’ Brien, Neil O’ Leary and Rose Anne Kenny
Does Hospitalisation Increase the Risk of Subsequent Falls and Syncope in Older Adults? Evidence from TILDA, a Population-representative Study, Age and Ageing, Volume 46, Issue Suppl_3, 1 September 2017, Pages iii1–iii12, https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afx145.8

Lucinda Edge and Sinead Coleman
Introduction of a Physiotherapy Service to a Falls and Syncope Unit, Age and Ageing, Volume 46, Issue Suppl_3, 1 September 2017, Pages iii13–iii59, https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afx144.211

 

Jonas Johansson, Anna Nordström and Peter Nordström; Increased postural sway during quiet stance as a risk factor for prospective falls in community-dwelling elderly individuals, Age and Ageing, Volume 46, Issue 6, 1 November 2017, Pages 964–970, https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afx083

 

James Frith; The association of orthostatic hypotension with falls—an end to the debate?, Age and Ageing, Volume 46, Issue 4, 1 July 2017, Pages 540–541, https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afx053

 

Deepa Sumukadas, Rosemary Price and Miles Witham; The effect of perindopril on postural instability in older people with a history of falls—a randomised controlled trial, Age and Ageing, https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afx127

 

Nir Treves, Amichai Perlman and Ilan Matok; Z-drugs and risk for falls and fractures in older adults—a systematic review and meta-analysis, Age and Ageing, https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afx167

 

Geeske Peeters, Sean Kennelly and Rose Anne Kenny
Is Fear of Falling Associated with Decline in Global Cognitive Functioning in Older Adults: Findings from the TILDA Study, Age and Ageing, Volume 46, Issue Suppl_3, 1 September 2017, Pages iii13–iii59, https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afx144.82

 

Ruth E. Hubbard, Nancye M. Peel and Kenneth Rockwood; Frailty status at admission to hospital predicts multiple adverse outcomes, Age and Ageing, Volume 46, Issue 5, 1 September 2017, Pages 801–806, https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afx081

J Nell, S Stuart, B Galna and L Rochester
MOTOR IMPAIRMENTS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH FEAR OF FALLING IN PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON's DISEASE, Age and Ageing, Volume 46, Issue suppl_2, 1 July 2017, Pages ii19, https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afx109.53

 

Kwan Ching Wong, Frances Kam Yuet Wong and Katherine Chang; The effect of complex interventions on supporting self-care among community-dwelling older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis, Age and Ageing, https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afx151

 

J Frith
BOLUS WATER DRINKING FOR ORTHOSTATIC HYPOTENSION IN OLDER PEOPLE: A PHASE 2 STUDY, Age and Ageing, Volume 46, Issue suppl_2, 1 July 2017, Pages ii9, https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afx107.30

 

Does dual task training improve walking performance of older adults with concern of falling?

B. Wollesen, S. Schulz and K. Delbaere

BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:213

Published on: 11 September 2017

 

Preliminary evaluation of prototype footwear and insoles to optimise balance and gait in older people

Hylton B. Menz, Maria Auhl and Shannon E. Munteanu

BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:212

Published on: 11 September 2017

 

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Core values

Frontline article - Posted on 16/10/2017

with falls or balance are common and a fear of falling affects daily life, causing some people to give up ...

 

Frailty is strongly associated with increased risk of recurrent falls among older HIV-infected adults

Authors:  Tassiopoulos, Katherine; Abdo, Mona and Erlandson, Kristine M.       

 

The Fall in Older Adults: Physical and Cognitive Problems

Authors:    Demanze Laurence, Bernard and Michel, Lacour

 

Source:      Current Aging Science, Volume 10, Number 3, August 2017, pp. 185-200(16)

 

Authors:                  

Richardson, Annette and Carter, Rachel  

     

 

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