Falls in Elderly People- October 2015

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Cochrane Systematic Reviews. 2

National Guidelines. 2

Falls Effects. 2

Falls Prevention. 2

Injurious Falls. 3

Sources. 4

HEFT Libraries-Good Hope, Heartlands and Solihull 5

 

 

 

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Cochrane Systematic Reviews

None to report

National Guidelines

Promoting independence in old age: NICE guideline will support those who need help to live at home | Press and media | News | NICE.

Full Text [10/1/2015].

 

Research recommendations | Science policy and research | What we do | About | NICE.

Full Text [10/1/2015].

 

Falls Effects

BRUCE, D., DAVIS, T. and DAVIS, W., 2015. Fear of falling is common in patients with type 2 diabetes and is associated with increased risk of falls. Age and Ageing, 44(4), pp. 687-690.
 

Do prescribed medicines affect falls risk?

Practice | 15 June 2015.

 

KOK, K., WHITNEY, J. and JACKSON, S.H.D., 2015. 62 PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATIONS AND FALLS-SPECIFIC HOSPITAL ATTENDANCES. Age and Ageing, 44(suppl 2), pp. ii19.

 

Older people with COPD have fall rates similar to those with neurological conditions

Nursing Standard 2015 29: 50, 14.

 

People who use walking sticks restrict their mobility due to fear of falling, study finds

Nursing Standard 2015 29: 38, 17.

 

Some over-the-counter drugs may be linked to falls in older men

NHS Choices | 7 August 2015.

 

 

Falls Prevention

ALLALI, G., AYERS, E.I. and VERGHESE, J., 2015. Multiple modes of assessment of gait are better than one to predict incident falls. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 60(3), pp. 389-393.

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AVIN, K.G., J., HARTLEY, G. and ACADEMY OF GERIATRIC PHYSICAL THERAPY OF THE AMERICAN PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSOCIATION, 2015. Management of falls in community-dwelling older adults: clinical guidance statement from the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy of the American Physical Therapy Association. Physical Therapy, 95(6), pp. 815-834.

 

Balance retraining exercise programmes help to reduce falls in at-risk older women

Nursing Standard 2015 29: 52, 14 -15.

Board’s eye view - Screening for falls

Linsey Sheerin

Emergency Nurse 2015 23: 3, 11.

 

BRADLEY, R., SHEPSTONE, L. and CLARKE, S., 2015. 60 CAN PARAMEDICS USE FRAX TO IDENTIFY PATIENTS AT GREATEST RISK OF FUTURE FRACTURE AMONG THOSE WHO FALL? A FEASIBILITY STUDY. Age and Ageing, 44(suppl 2), pp. ii19.

 

BROOKE-WAVELL, K., GAGE, H. and MASUD, T., 2015. 46 DOES ADHERENCE TO FALLS PREVENTION EXERCISE PROGRAMMES BENEFIT BONE MINERAL DENSITY IN OLDER PEOPLE? THE PROACT65+ BONE STUDY. Age and Ageing, 44(suppl 2), pp. ii13.

 

BUTLER, A.A., TAYLOR, J.L. and FITZPATRICK, R.C., 2015. Ability versus hazard: risk-taking and falls in older people. The journals of gerontology.Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences, 70(5), pp. 628-634
 

CAPEK, E., SIMPSON, L. and MITCHELL, L., 2015. 18 REDUCING NON-ATTENDANCE AT FALLS CLINICS - AN ONGOING CHALLENGE. Age and Ageing, 44(suppl 2), pp. ii5.

 

CHANG, V.C. and DO, M.T., 2015. Risk factors for falls among seniors: implications of gender. American Journal of Epidemiology, 181(7), pp. 521-531.

DAVIS, J.C., VERTES, K.A. and LIU-AMBROSE, T., 2015. Mobility and cognition are associated with wellbeing and health related quality of life among older adults: a cross-sectional analysis of the Vancouver Falls Prevention Cohort. BMC geriatrics, 15:75.

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DUCKHAM, R.L., DINAN-YOUNG, S. and BROOKE-WAVELL, K., 2015. Randomised controlled trial of the effectiveness of community group and home-based falls prevention exercise programmes on bone health in older people: the ProAct65+ bone study. Age and Ageing, 44(4), pp. 573-579
 

Education programme helps prevent falls and related injuries in hospital trial

Nursing Standard 2015 29: 47, 15.

 

Exercise lowers falls risk and improves life for older people

Ruth Sander

Nursing Older People 2015 27: 7, 15.

 

Exercise regularly | Health and wellbeing | Age UK. Full Text [9/18/2015].

Get up and go - a guide to staying steady | The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.                        Full Text [9/18/2015].

GLENN, J.M., GRAY, M. and BINNS, A., 2015.

The effects of loaded and unloaded high-velocity resistance training on functional fitness among community-dwelling older adults. Age and Ageing,
Jul 11. [Epub ahead of print]

 

GUSE, C.E., LAUD P. and LAYDE, P.M., 2015. Translating a Fall Prevention Intervention Into Practice: A Randomized Community Trial. American Journal of Public Health, 105(7), pp. 1475-1481.
 

HAYLEY, A.C., BRENNAN-OLSEN, S.L. and PASCO, J.A., 2015. Excessive daytime sleepiness and falls among older men and women: cross-sectional examination of a population-based sample. BMC geriatrics, 15:74.

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HOUSTON, D.K., KRITCHEVSKY, S.B. and WILLIAMSON, J.D., 2015. Delivery of a Vitamin D Intervention in Homebound Older Adults Using a Meals-on-Wheels Program: A Pilot Study. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 63(9), pp. 1861-7.

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KARINKANTA, S., HEINONEN, A. and SIEVÄNEN, H., 2015. Combined resistance and balance-jumping exercise reduces older women's injurious falls and fractures: 5-year follow-up study. Age and Ageing, 44(5), pp. 784-789.
 

KHARRAZI, R.J., NASH, D. and MIELENZ, T.J., 2015. Increasing Trend of Fatal Falls in Older Adults in the United States, 1992 to 2005: Coding Practice or Reporting Quality? Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 63(9) pp. 1913-1917.

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OKEKE, J., MORGAN, K. and SINGH, I., 2015.       41 THE IMPACT OF A SYSTEMATIC NURSE TRAINING PROGRAMME ON FALLS RISK ASSESSMENT AND FALLS INCIDENCE: A STUDY BASED IN A 100% SINGLE-ROOM ELDERLY CARE ENVIRONMENT. Age and Ageing, 44(suppl 2), pp. ii10-ii11.

 

PATIL, R., KANNUS, P. and SIEVÄNEN, H., 2015. Effects of a Multimodal Exercise Program on Physical Function, Falls, and Injuries in Older Women: A 2-Year Community-Based, Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 63(7), pp. 1306-1313.

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Preventing falls in older people

Nursing Standard 2015 29: 34, 19.

 

SACCOMANO, S.J. and FERRARA, L.R., 2015. Fall prevention in older adults. The Nurse practitioner, 40(6), pp. 40-7; quiz 47-8.

SHEERIN, L., 2015. Board's eye view--Screening for falls. Emergency nurse: the journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association, 23(3), pp. 11.

UUSI-RASI, K., LAMBERG-ALLARDT, C. and SIEVANEN, H., 2015. Exercise and vitamin D in fall prevention among older women: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA internal medicine, 175(5), pp. 703-711
 

Injurious Falls

ALLALI, G., AYERS, E.I. and VERGHESE, J., 2015. Multiple modes of assessment of gait are better than one to predict incident falls. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 60(3), pp. 389-393.

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BOULTON, C., WAKEMAN, R. and WILLIAMS, A., 2015. 31 FALLS AMONG HOSPITAL INPATIENTS USING HIP FRACTURE INCIDENCE TO MONITOR PATIENT SAFETY. Age and Ageing, 44(suppl 2), pp. ii8.

DUVAL, G.T., BEAUCHET, O. and ANNWEILER, C., 2015. Vitamin D Deficiency and Incident Onset of Orthostatic Hypotension in Older Adults: Preliminary Results from the 'MERE' Study. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 63(6), pp. 1245-1247.

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FREUD, T., PUNCHIK, B. and YAN, P., 2015. Orthostatic Hypotension and Mortality in Elderly Frail Patients: A Retrospective Cross-Sectional Study. Medicine, 94(24), pp. e977.
 

HELGADOTTIR, B., MOLLER, J. and LAFLAMME, L., 2015. Patterns in health-related behaviours and fall injuries among older people: a population-based study in Stockholm County, Sweden. Age and Ageing, 44(4), pp. 604-610.

 

HILL, A.M., FLICKER, L., BULSARA, M. and HAINES, T.P., 2015. Fall rates in hospital rehabilitation units after individualised patient and staff education programmes: a pragmatic, stepped-wedge, cluster-randomised controlled trial. Lancet (London, England), 385(9987), pp. 2592-2599.

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JANSEN, S., VAN DER VELDE, N. and KENNY, R.A., 2015. AF is associated with self-reported syncope and falls in a general population cohort. Age and Ageing, 44(4), pp. 598-603.

LOCHRIE, N., JACKSON, S.H.D. and WHITNEY, J., 2015. 64 IMPULSIVE BEHAVIOURS PREDICT FALLS IN HOSPITAL INPATIENTS. Age and Ageing, 44(suppl 2), pp. ii20.

LUTHER, S.L., VALENCIA, K.M. and POWELL-COPE, G., 2015. Improving identification of fall-related injuries in ambulatory care using statistical text mining. American Journal of Public Health, 105(6), pp. 1168-1173.

OKEKE, J., EDWARDS, C. and SINGH, I., 2015.    36 IMPACT OF COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT ON INPATIENT FALLS IN SINGLE ROOM SETTING AND ITS ADVERSE OUTCOMES. Age and Ageing, 44(suppl 2), pp. ii9.

TAZEROUT, L. and LEE, C., 2015. 34 IN-PATIENTS FALLS MANAGEMENT - MAKING A DIFFERENCE. Age and Ageing, 44(suppl 2), pp. ii8-ii9.

TAIRA, T., NAKAGAWA, Y. and INOKUCHI, S., 2015. Risk factors for ground-level falls differ by sex. The American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 33(5), pp. 640-644.

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ZHAO, Y.L. and KIM, H., 2015. Older Adult Inpatient Falls in Acute Care Hospitals: Intrinsic, Extrinsic, and Environmental Factors. Journal of gerontological nursing, 41(7), pp. 29-43; quiz 44-5.

 

Sources

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