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321. Randomised controlled trial of prevention of falls in people aged > or =75 with severe visual impairment: the VIP trial.

Randomised controlled trial of prevention of falls in people aged > or =75 with severe visual impairment: the VIP trial. 16183652 2005 10 07 2005 10 20 2014 06 05 1756-1833 331 7520 2005 Oct 08 BMJ (Clinical research ed.) BMJ Randomised controlled trial of prevention of falls in people aged > or =75 with severe visual impairment: the VIP trial. 817 To assess the efficacy and cost effectiveness of a home safety programme and a home exercise programme to reduce falls and injuries in older people (...) (n = 96). Numbers of falls and injuries resulting from falls, costs of implementing the home safety programme. Fewer falls occurred in the group randomised to the home safety programme but not in the exercise programme (incidence rate ratios 0.59 (95% confidence interval 0.42 to 0.83) and 1.15 (0.82 to 1.61), respectively). However, within the exercise programme, stricter adherence was associated with fewer falls (P = 0.001). A conservative analysis showed neither intervention was effective

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322. There is strong evidence (level 1a) that a home hazard assessment and modifications can reduce the number of falls at home in older people with a history of falling but not in those without a history of falls

There is strong evidence (level 1a) that a home hazard assessment and modifications can reduce the number of falls at home in older people with a history of falling but not in those without a history of falls

Occupational Therapy CATs2004

323. Resistance exercises or vitamin D did not improve physical health or reduce falls in frail older people

Resistance exercises or vitamin D did not improve physical health or reduce falls in frail older people Resistance exercises or vitamin D did not improve physical health or reduce falls in frail older people | Evidence-Based Nursing This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Log in via your Society Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name (...) or password? Search for this keyword Search for this keyword Main menu Log in via your Society Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? You are here Resistance exercises or vitamin D did not improve physical health or reduce falls in frail older people Article Text Treatment Resistance exercises or vitamin D did not improve physical health or reduce falls in frail older people Free Deborah Messecar

Evidence-Based Nursing (Requires free registration)2004

324. A multifactorial intervention after a fall did not prevent falls in elderly patients with cognitive impairment and dementia

A multifactorial intervention after a fall did not prevent falls in elderly patients with cognitive impairment and dementia A multifactorial intervention after a fall did not prevent falls in elderly patients with cognitive impairment and dementia | Evidence-Based Nursing This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Log in via your Society Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts (...) Username * Password * your user name or password? Search for this keyword Search for this keyword Main menu Log in via your Society Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? You are here A multifactorial intervention after a fall did not prevent falls in elderly patients with cognitive impairment and dementia Article Text Treatment A multifactorial intervention after a fall did not prevent falls

Evidence-Based Nursing (Requires free registration)2004

325. Effect of vitamin D on falls: a meta-analysis

Effect of vitamin D on falls: a meta-analysis Effect of vitamin D on falls: a meta-analysis Effect of vitamin D on falls: a meta-analysis Bischoff-Ferrari H A, Dawson-Hughes B, Willett W C, Staehelin H B, Bazemore M G, Zee R Y, Wong J B CRD summary This review evaluated the effectiveness of vitamin D in preventing falls in older people. The authors concluded that vitamin D supplementation reduced the risk of falls by more than 20%. This seems a well-conducted review and the conclusions (...) are likely to be reliable. Authors' objectives To assess the effectiveness of vitamin D in preventing falls in older people. Searching MEDLINE (1960 to February 2004), the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register (1960 to February 2004) and EMBASE (1991 to February 2004) were searched with no language restrictions; the search terms were reported. Reference lists and conference abstracts of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (1995 to 2002) were also searched, and experts were contacted. Study

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326. Interventions for the prevention of falls in older adults: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised clinical trials

Interventions for the prevention of falls in older adults: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised clinical trials Interventions for the prevention of falls in older adults: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised clinical trials Interventions for the prevention of falls in older adults: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised clinical trials Chang J T, Morton S C, Rubenstein L Z, Mojica W A, Maglione M, Suttorp M J, Roth E A, Shekelle P G CRD summary This meta (...) -analysis aimed to determine the effectiveness of interventions for the prevention of falls in older adults. The authors' conclusion, that interventions for the prevention of falls in older persons reduce the risk of falling, seems appropriate. Authors' objectives To assess the relative effectiveness of several interventions to prevent falls among older adults. Searching MEDLINE, AgeLine, EMBASE, CINAHL, and PsycINFO were searched from 1992 to 2002; the Cochrane Library was also searched (2002

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327. What are the main risk factors for falls amongst older people and what are the most effective interventions to prevent these falls?

What are the main risk factors for falls amongst older people and what are the most effective interventions to prevent these falls? WHO/Europe | What are the main risk factors for falls amongst older people and what are the most effective interventions to prevent these falls? Français Deutsch Pусский S search Databases Interactive atlases Evidence resources European health report Our flagship report maps health trends, charts progress towards achieving health goals and provides an advance base (...) for health policy Resources Social media Events Organization Governance Partners Networks Jobs and internships What are the main risk factors for falls amongst older people and what are the most effective interventions to prevent these falls? What are the main risk factors for falls amongst older people and what are the most effective interventions to prevent these falls? Download Summary The issue Older people make up a large and increasing percentage of the population. As people grow older

WHO Health Evidence Network2004

328. Falls: The assessment and prevention of falls in older people

Falls: The assessment and prevention of falls in older people Falls: The assessment and prevention of falls in older people Falls: The assessment and prevention of falls in older people National Institute for Clinical Excellence Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation National Institute for Clinical Excellence. Falls: The assessment and prevention (...) of falls in older people. London: National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) 2004: 29 Authors' objectives This report aims to provide guidelines on the assessment and prevention of falls in older people. Authors' conclusions Case/risk identification - Older people in contact with healthcare professionals should be asked routinely whether they have fallen in the past year and asked about the frequency, context and characteristics of the fall/s. - Older people reporting a fall or considered

Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.2004

329. What is the evidence that wearing hip protectors compared to not wearing hip protectors reduces the incidence of hip fracture following a fall for older persons living in their own home or an aged care facility?

What is the evidence that wearing hip protectors compared to not wearing hip protectors reduces the incidence of hip fracture following a fall for older persons living in their own home or an aged care facility?

Occupational Therapy CATs2004

330. What is the evidence that a multifactorial falls assessment and management plan is more effective in reducing the number of falls in older adults than any other falls prevention intervention?

What is the evidence that a multifactorial falls assessment and management plan is more effective in reducing the number of falls in older adults than any other falls prevention intervention?

Occupational Therapy CATs2004

331. Effectiveness of targeted falls prevention programme in subacute hospital setting: randomised controlled trial.

Effectiveness of targeted falls prevention programme in subacute hospital setting: randomised controlled trial. 15031238 2004 03 19 2004 03 30 2014 06 09 1756-1833 328 7441 2004 Mar 20 BMJ (Clinical research ed.) BMJ Effectiveness of targeted falls prevention programme in subacute hospital setting: randomised controlled trial. 676 To assess the effectiveness of a targeted, multiple intervention falls prevention programme in reducing falls and injuries related to falls in a subacute hospital (...) . Randomised controlled trial of a targeted multiple intervention programme implemented in addition to usual care compared with usual care alone. Three subacute wards in a metropolitan hospital specialising in rehabilitation and care of elderly patients. 626 men and women aged 38 to 99 years (average 80 years) were recruited from consecutive admissions to subacute hospital wards. Falls risk alert card with information brochure, exercise programme, education programme, and hip protectors. Incidence rate

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332. Association between falls in elderly women and chronic diseases and drug use: cross sectional study.

Association between falls in elderly women and chronic diseases and drug use: cross sectional study. OBJECTIVE: To assess the associations between having had a fall and chronic diseases and drug use in elderly women. DESIGN: Cross sectional survey, using data from the British women's heart and health study. SETTING: General practices in 23 towns in Great Britain. PARTICIPANTS: 4050 women aged 60-79 years. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Whether women had had falls in the previous 12 months. RESULTS (...) : The prevalence of falling increased with increasing numbers of simultaneously occurring chronic diseases. However, no such relation with falling was found in the fully adjusted data for the number of drugs used. Circulatory disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, depression, and arthritis were all associated with an increased odds of falling. The fully adjusted, population attributable risk of falling associated with having at least one chronic disease was 32.2% (95% confidence interval 19.6% to 42.8

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333. Prevention of falls in long-term care facilities: systematic review and recommendations

Prevention of falls in long-term care facilities: systematic review and recommendations Prevention of falls in long-term care facilities: systematic review and recommendations Prevention of falls in long-term care facilities: systematic review and recommendations Norris M A, Walton R E, Patterson C J S, Feightner J W and the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment. No evaluation of the quality (...) of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Norris M A, Walton R E, Patterson C J S, Feightner J W and the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care. Prevention of falls in long-term care facilities: systematic review and recommendations. London, Ontario: Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) 2003: 55 Authors' objectives The aim of this study was to systematically review the evidence for the effectiveness of fall prevention programs in long term care facilities (LTC

Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.2003

334. Effects of vitamin D supplementation on strength, physical performance, and falls in older persons: a systematic review

Effects of vitamin D supplementation on strength, physical performance, and falls in older persons: a systematic review Effects of vitamin D supplementation on strength, physical performance, and falls in older persons: a systematic review Effects of vitamin D supplementation on strength, physical performance, and falls in older persons: a systematic review Latham N K, Anderson C S, Reid I R CRD summary This review examined whether vitamin D supplements improve muscle strength and physical (...) function in older people and reduce falls. The authors concluded that there is insufficient evidence to show that vitamin D alone is effective, although it may be effective when combined with calcium supplements. Despite some weaknesses in the review, the conclusions are likely to be accurate. Authors' objectives To assess the effectiveness of vitamin D supplements on muscle strength, physical function and the number of falls in older people. Searching MEDLINE (from 1966 to May 2002), CINAHL (from 1982

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335. When the cradle falls II: the cost-effectiveness of treating postnatal depression in a psychiatric day hospital compared with routine primary care

When the cradle falls II: the cost-effectiveness of treating postnatal depression in a psychiatric day hospital compared with routine primary care When the cradle falls II: the cost-effectiveness of treating postnatal depression in a psychiatric day hospital compared with routine primary care When the cradle falls II: the cost-effectiveness of treating postnatal depression in a psychiatric day hospital compared with routine primary care Boath E, Major K, Cox J Record Status This is a critical (...) Supported by a grant from West Midlands Regional Health Authority. Bibliographic details Boath E, Major K, Cox J. When the cradle falls II: the cost-effectiveness of treating postnatal depression in a psychiatric day hospital compared with routine primary care. Journal of Affective Disorders 2003; 74(2): 159-166 PubMedID Other publications of related interest Boath E, Cox J, Lewis M, et al. When the cradle falls: the treatment of postnatal depression in a psychiatric day hospital compared with routine

NHS Economic Evaluation Database.2003

336. Clinical and economic outcomes of a fall-focused pharmaceutical intervention program

Clinical and economic outcomes of a fall-focused pharmaceutical intervention program Clinical and economic outcomes of a fall-focused pharmaceutical intervention program Clinical and economic outcomes of a fall-focused pharmaceutical intervention program Haumschild M J, Karfonta T L, Haumschild M S, Phillips S E Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract contains a brief summary of the methods, the results (...) and conclusions followed by a detailed critical assessment on the reliability of the study and the conclusions drawn. Health technology The study analysed the effect of a fall-focused pharmaceutical intervention plan (FFPIP) for the prevention of patient falls among elderly patients in a large urban rehabilitation centre, as compared with no specific intervention. FFPIP involved reviewing all medications by a pharmacist, and identifying and reviewing dosage and indications, and, with the participation

NHS Economic Evaluation Database.2003

337. Multifactorial intervention after a fall in older people with cognitive impairment and dementia presenting to the accident and emergency department: randomised controlled trial.

Multifactorial intervention after a fall in older people with cognitive impairment and dementia presenting to the accident and emergency department: randomised controlled trial. 12521968 2003 01 10 2003 01 24 2014 06 11 1756-1833 326 7380 2003 Jan 11 BMJ (Clinical research ed.) BMJ Multifactorial intervention after a fall in older people with cognitive impairment and dementia presenting to the accident and emergency department: randomised controlled trial. 73 To determine the effectiveness (...) of multifactorial intervention after a fall in older patients with cognitive impairment and dementia attending the accident and emergency department. Randomised controlled trial. 274 cognitively impaired older people (aged 65 or over) presenting to the accident and emergency department after a fall: 130 were randomised to assessment and intervention and 144 were randomised to assessment followed by conventional care (control group). Two accident and emergency departments, Newcastle upon Tyne. Primary outcome

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338. Interventions for preventing falls in elderly people.

Interventions for preventing falls in elderly people. BACKGROUND: Approximately 30 per cent of people over 65 years of age and living in the community fall each year; the number is higher in institutions. Although less than one fall in 10 results in a fracture, a fifth of fall incidents require medical attention. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of interventions designed to reduce the incidence of falls in elderly people (living in the community, or in institutional or hospital care). SEARCH (...) by contact with researchers in the field. SELECTION CRITERIA: Randomised trials of interventions designed to minimise the effect of, or exposure to, risk factors for falling in elderly people. Main outcomes of interest were the number of fallers, or falls. Trials reporting only intermediate outcomes were excluded. DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS: Two reviewers independently assessed trial quality and extracted data. Data were pooled using the fixed effect model where appropriate. MAIN RESULTS: Sixty two

Cochrane2003

339. A meta-analysis of fall prevention programs for the elderly: how effective are they?

A meta-analysis of fall prevention programs for the elderly: how effective are they? A meta-analysis of fall prevention programs for the elderly: how effective are they? A meta-analysis of fall prevention programs for the elderly: how effective are they? Hill-Westmoreland E E, Soeken K, Spellbring A M Authors' objectives To assess the effects of fall prevention programmes on the proportion of falls in the elderly. Searching MEDLINE (from 1966 to 1999) and CINAHL (from 1982 to 1999) were (...) searched using combinations of the keywords 'aged or elderly', 'falls', 'fall prevention', 'accidental falls', 'interventions', 'intervention studies', 'experimental studies' and 'results'. The searches were restricted to articles published in the English language. Citation searches of the Social Sciences Citation Index and the Science Citation Index were then undertaken using eleven of the abstracts that had variables of interest. The authors also checked the references of articles that were

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