Falls in Elderly People- September 2014

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Cochrane Systematic Reviews. 2

National Guidelines. 2

Reports. 2

Falls Effects. 2

Falls Prevention. 3

Inpatient Falls. 4

Sources. 5

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Cochrane Systematic Reviews

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National Guidelines

NICE, updated August 2014. Falls in older people overview Pathway.

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Reports

FALLS AND FRAGILITY FRACTURE AUDIT PROGRAMME (FFFAP), 2014. National Hip Fracture Database (NHFD)

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BGS FALLS CONFERENCE, 2014 PowerPoint Presentations now available

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Falls Effects

CALLISAYA, M.L., SHARMAN, J.E., CLOSE, J., LORD, S.R. and SRIKANTH, V.K., 2014. Greater daily defined dose of antihypertensive medication increases the risk of falls in older people-a population-based study. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 62(8), pp. 1527-1533.
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CARTY, C.P., CRONIN, N.J., NICHOLSON, D., LICHTWARK, G.A., MILLS, P.M., KERR, G., CRESSWELL, A.G. and BARRETT, R.S., 2014. Reactive stepping behaviour in response to forward loss of balance predicts future falls in community-dwelling older adults. Age and Ageing, epub ahead of print Jun 10.

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GIUSTI, A., DE VINCENTIIS, A., FRATONI, F., GIOVALE, M. and BIANCHI, G., 2014. Effect of repeated application of low-intensity pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) on gait speed in older adults with a history of falls. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 62(6), pp. 1185-1186.

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GUTHRIE, D., PITMAN, R., FLETCHER, P., HIRDES, J., STOLEE, P., POSS, J., PAPAIOANNOU, A., BERG, K. and EZEKIEL, H., 2014. Data sharing between home care professionals: a feasibility study using the RAI Home Care instrument. BMC Geriatrics, 14:81
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HELGADOTTIR, B., LAFLAMME, L., MONARREZ-ESPINO, J. and MOLLER, J., 2014. Medication and fall injury in the elderly population; do individual demographics, health status and lifestyle matter? BMC Geriatrics, 14:40
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IWATA, A., HIGUCHI, Y., SANO, Y., INOUE, J., OGAYA, S., IWATA, H. and FUCHIOKA, S., 2014. Movement velocity is a sensitive risk factor of falls in high-functioning older adults. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 62(8), pp. 1595-1596.

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KORHONEN, N., KANNUS, P., NIEMI, S., PARKKARI, J. and SIEVÄNEN, H., 2014. Rapid increase in fall-induced cervical spine injuries among older Finnish adults between 1970 and 2011. Age and Ageing, 43(4), pp. 567-571

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LO, A.X., BROWN, C.J., SAWYER, P., KENNEDY, R.E. and ALLMAN, R.M., 2014. Life-space mobility declines associated with incident falls and fractures. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 62(5), pp. 919-923.
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MCDONALD, C., PEARCE, M.S., MATTHEWS, I., NEWTON, J.L. and KERR, S.R.J., 2014. Symptoms but not vasodepression during active stand associate with falling. Age & Ageing, 43, pp. i23-i24
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PARRY, S.W., GREEN, D., LAWSON, N., TRUNDLE, H., STRASSHEIM, V., JAAFAR, A., VARDY, E., EARLY, P., GRAY, S. and LAWSON, J., 2014. Screening for falls and syncope risk factors in Primary Care is clinically effective: preliminary evaluation of the North Tyneside Falls Prevention Service (NTFPS). Age & Ageing, 43, pp. i16-i17
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STONE, K.L., BLACKWELL, T.L., ANCOLI-ISRAEL, S., CAULEY, J.A., REDLINE, S., MARSHALL, L.M., ENSRUD, K.E. and OSTEOPOROTIC FRACTURES IN MEN STUDY GROUP, 2014. Sleep disturbances and risk of falls in older community-dwelling men: the outcomes of sleep disorders in older men (MrOS Sleep) study. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 62(2), pp. 299-305.
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STRICKLAND, S.R., OBAID, M. and LAWSON, P., 2014. Tilt table testing as a means for investigating collapse in elderly patients. Age and Ageing, 43(suppl 1), pp. i15-i16

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SUNDVALL, P., ELM, M., ULLERYD, P., MOLSTAD, S., RODHE, N., JONSSON, L., ANDERSSON, B., HAHN-ZORIC, M. and GUNNARSSON, R., 2014. Interleukin-6 concentrations in the urine and dipstick analyses were related to bacteriuria but not symptoms in the elderly: a cross sectional study of 421 nursing home residents. BMC Geriatrics, 14:88
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TARAZONA-SANTABALBINA, F.J., DOMÉNECH-PASCUAL, J.R., BELENGUER-VAREA A, Á. and ROVIRA DAUDI, E., 2014. The approach to patients with cognitive impairment and hip fracture: the role of orthogeriatric care. Reviews in Clinical Gerontology, 24(03), pp. 219-227

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VASS, C.D., SAHOTA, O. and ANGELOVA, T., 2014. Fear of falling after fragility fracture: a prevalence study. Age and Ageing, 43(suppl 1), pp. i29
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WONG, A.K., LORD, S.R., TROLLOR, J.N., STURNIEKS, D.L., DELBAERE, K., MENANT, J., BRODATY, H., SACHDEV, P.S. and CLOSE, J.C., 2014. High arterial pulse wave velocity is a risk factor for falls in community-dwelling older people. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 62(8), pp. 1534-1539
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Falls Prevention

AMERICAN GERIATRICS SOCIETY WORKGROUP ON VITAMIN D SUPPLEMENTATION FOR OLDER ADULTS, 2014. Recommendations abstracted from the American Geriatrics Society Consensus Statement on vitamin D for prevention of falls and their consequences. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 62(1), pp. 147-152.
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ATKINSON, H.H., TAN, Z.S., BRENNAN, M. and GRANVILLE, L., 2014. A collaborative national model to assess competencies for medical students, residents and other healthcare practitioners in gait and falls risk evaluation. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 62(6), pp. 1155-1160.
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BARKER, W., 2014. Assessment and prevention of falls in older people. Nursing older people, 26(6), pp. 18-24.
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CLOSE, J., WESSON, J., SHERRINGTON, C., HILL, K., KURRLE, S., LORD, S., BRODATY, H., HOWARD, K., GITLIN, L., O'ROURKE, S. and CLEMSON, L., 2014. Can a tailored exercise and home hazard reduction program reduce the rate of falls in community dwelling older people with cognitive impairment: protocol paper for the i-FOCIS randomised controlled trial. BMC Geriatrics, 14:89
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FORMOSA, D.P., BURKETT, B., FAWCETT, C., BURKE, C. and O'LEARY, J., 2014. Effectiveness of an evidence-based multidisciplinary falls prevention program in reducing falls in high-risk older people. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 62(4), pp. 778-779.

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GSCHWIND, Y., EICHBERG, S., MARSTON, H., EJUPI, A., ROSARIO, H., KROLL, M., et al., 2014. ICT-based system to predict and prevent falls (iStoppFalls): study protocol for an international multicenter randomized controlled trial. BMC Geriatrics, 14:91
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SCHRODT, A., GARBE, C. and SHUBERT, E., 2014. Trained community providers conduct fall risk screenings with Fidelity: An effective model for expanding reach. Health Promotion Practice, 15(4), pp. 599

TAN, P.J., KHOO, E.M., SAEDON, N.I., CHINNA, K. and TAN, M.P., 2014. A Randomised Controlled Study on individually-tailored multifactorial falls intervention in older fallers in Malaysia. Age and Ageing, 43(suppl 1), pp. i29-i29

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TAN, P., KHOO, E., CHINNA, K., HILL, K., POI, P. and TAN, M., 2014. An individually-tailored multifactorial intervention program for older fallers in a middle-income developing country: Malaysian Falls Assessment and Intervention Trial (MyFAIT). BMC Geriatrics, 14:78
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THOMPSON, K., HADDAD, L. and SMITH, S., 2014. Reliability and validity of the postepidural fall risk assessment score. Journal of nursing care quality, 29(3), pp. 263-269

 

TIN, S.S., WIWANITKIT, V. and BARKER, W., 2014. Guideline falls short. Nursing older people, 26(7), pp. 10

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Inpatient Falls

BAEK, S., PIAO, J., JIN, Y. and LEE, S., 2014. Validity of the Morse Fall Scale implemented in an electronic medical record system. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 23(17), pp. 2434-2442

CHRISTOPHER, A., TROTTA, L., YOHO, A., STRONG, J. and DUBENDORF, P., 2014. Using process improvement methodology to address the complex issue of falls in the inpatient setting. Journal of nursing care quality, 29(3), pp. 204

 

D'AMOUR, D., DUBOIS, C., TCHOUAKET, Ã., CLARKE, S. and BLAIS, R., 2014. The occurrence of adverse events potentially attributable to nursing care in medical units: Cross sectional record review. International journal of nursing studies, 51(6), pp. 882-892

 

HEALEY, F., LOWE, D., DAROWSKI, A., WINDSOR, J., TREML, J., BYRNE, L., HUSK, J. and PHIPPS, J., 2014. Falls prevention in hospitals and mental health units: an extended evaluation of the FallSafe quality improvement project. Age and Ageing, 43(4), pp. 484-491

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KINNUNEN-LUOVI, K., SAARNIO, R. and ISOLA, A., 2014. Safety incidents involving confused and forgetful older patients in a specialised care setting - analysis of the safety incidents reported to the HaiPro reporting system. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 23(17), pp. 2442-2451

 

NOUBLANCHE, F., SIMON, R., DECAVEL, F., LEFORT, M.C., ANNWEILER, C. and BEAUCHET, O., 2014. Falls prediction in acute care units: preliminary results from a prospective cohort study. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 62(8), pp. 1605-1607.

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SEVERO, I.,MARQUES, DE, A.,MIRIAM, KUCHENBECKER, R., BOAS, V.,VILLAS, WESCHENFELDER, M.,ELISA, PINTO, L.,CORRêA, KLEIN, C., DE, O.,PAULA and PANATO, B.,PAULSEN, 2014. Risk factors for falls in hospitalized adult patients: an integrative review. Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP, 48(3), pp. 540-554

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SHEE, A., WONG, PHILLIPS, B., HILL, K. and DODD, K., 2014. Feasibility, acceptability, and effectiveness of an electronic sensor bed/chair alarm in reducing falls in patients with cognitive impairment in a subacute ward. Journal of nursing care quality, 29(3), pp. 253-263
 

SUTTON, D., WINDSOR, J. and HUSK, J., 2014. A care bundle approach to falls prevention. Nursing times, 110(20), pp. 21
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WONG, S.Y.S., SAHOTA, K., KHAN, A. and WONG, K.Y.K., 2014. Optimising Bone Health in Fallers at the Falls Clinic. Age and Ageing, 43(suppl 1), pp. i6-i7
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ZAVOTSKY, K., HUSSEY, J., EASTER, K. and INCALCATERRA, E., 2014. Fall Safety Agreement: A New Twist on Education in the Hospitalized Older Adult. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 28(3), pp. 168-172
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sources

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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