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101. Review of systematic reviews on prevention of falls in institutions

Review of systematic reviews on prevention of falls in institutions Review of systematic reviews on prevention of falls in institutions - NIPH Selected items added to basket Close Vis søkefelt How can we help you today? Search for: Søk Menu • • Review of systematic reviews on prevention of falls in institutions Søk i Folkehelsa.no Search for: Søk Infectious diseases & Vaccines Close Mental & Physical health Close Environment & Lifestyle Close Health in Norway Close Quality and Knowledge Close (...) More topics Close Key message Falls are the most common cause of injuries among the elderly in and outside of health institutions. Falls can have many negative consequences for the elderly. Between 10 and 20% of falls in nursing homes cause serious injuries. Effect of various interventions to prevent falls in institutions: Multifactorial interventions (interventions that consists of a number of various components like education of staff and offers of exercises to the patients) adapted

Norwegian Institute of Public Health2015

102. Preventing falls in hospitals

Preventing falls in hospitals Preventing falls in hospitals Preventing falls in hospitals Centre for Reviews and Dissemination Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Centre for Reviews and Dissemination. Preventing falls in hospitals. University of York. Effectiveness Matters. 2014 Authors' objectives This issue of Effectiveness (...) Matters summarises the evidence about the effectiveness and implementation of interventions to prevent falls in hospitals. The bulletin is based on existing sources of synthesised and quality-assessed evidence and NICE guidance: Falls: assessment and prevention of falls in older people Authors' conclusions Falls in hospital impact on quality of life and health, and cost the NHS more than £2.3 billion per year. An individualised falls risk assessment is essential to identify targeted prevention

Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.2014

103. Preventing falls in the community

Preventing falls in the community Preventing falls in the community Preventing falls in the community Centre for Reviews and Dissemination Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Centre for Reviews and Dissemination. Preventing falls in the community. University of York. Effectiveness Matters. 2014 Authors' objectives This issue (...) of Effectiveness Matters summarises the evidence about the effectiveness and implementation of interventions programmes to prevent falls in the community and nursing care homes. The bulletin is based on existing sources of synthesised and quality-assessed evidence. Authors' conclusions Falls can have a devastating effect on independence, confidence, and quality of life. Multicomponent assessment of falls risk for individuals is essential to identify the appropriate targeted interventions. Group and home-based

Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.2014

104. Falls in Older Adults?Risk Factors and Strategies for Prevention

Falls in Older Adults?Risk Factors and Strategies for Prevention Falls in Older Adults—Risk Factors and Strategies for Prevention | Clinical Correlations Falls in Older Adults—Risk Factors and Strategies for Prevention October 15, 2014 By Joseph Plaksin Peer Reviewed Falls are a major health problem for older adults. Various reviews and meta-analyses have estimated that 30% of people over age 65 [4,6,8,10,11,13,14,19,21,22,23] and 50% of people over age 85 [14] who live in the community (...) will fall at least once. The prevalence of falls is even higher in long-term care facilities, occurring in more than 50% of people over age 65 [3,10,23]. Fall-related injuries occur in 10-40% of falls and can range from minor bruises or lacerations to wrist or hip fractures [3,6,10,11,14,22,23]. Falls are the main risk factor for fractures and are even more important than decreased bone mineral density or osteoporosis, as indicated by the fact that 80% of low trauma fractures occur in people who do

Clinical Correlations2014

105. Effects of vertical and side-alternating vibration training on fall risk factors and bone turnover in older people at risk of falls

Effects of vertical and side-alternating vibration training on fall risk factors and bone turnover in older people at risk of falls 25294839 2014 12 05 2015 08 03 2015 11 19 1468-2834 44 1 2015 Jan Age and ageing Age Ageing Effects of vertical and side-alternating vibration training on fall risk factors and bone turnover in older people at risk of falls. 115-22 10.1093/ageing/afu136 whole-body vibration training may improve neuromuscular function, falls risk and bone density, but previous (...) studies have had conflicting findings. this study aimed to evaluate the influence of vertical vibration (VV) and side-alternating vibration (SV) on musculoskeletal health in older people at risk of falls. single-blind, randomised, controlled trial comparing vibration training to sham vibration (Sham) in addition to usual care. participants were 61 older people (37 women and 24 men), aged 80.2 + 6.5 years, referred to an outpatient falls prevention service. participants were randomly assigned to VV, SV

EvidenceUpdates2014 Full Text: Link to full Text with Trip Pro

106. Stratification of risk for hospital admissions for injury related to fall: cohort study.

Stratification of risk for hospital admissions for injury related to fall: cohort study. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the ability to stratify an individual patient's hazard for falling could facilitate development of focused interventions aimed at reducing these adverse outcomes. DESIGN: Clinical and sociodemographic data from electronic health records were utilized to derive multiple logistic regression models of hospital readmissions for injuries related to falls. Drugs used at admission (...) readmissions for injury related to falls. RESULTS: Among 25,924 discharged individuals, 680 (2.6%) were evaluated in the emergency department or admitted to hospital for a fall within 30 days of discharge, 1635 (6.3%) within 180 days of discharge, 2360 (9.1%) within one year, and 3465 (13.4%) within two years. Older age, female sex, white or African-American race, public insurance, greater number of drugs taken on discharge, and score for burden of adverse effects were each independently associated

BMJ2014 Full Text: Link to full Text with Trip Pro

107. Home modifications to reduce injuries from falls in the Home Injury Prevention Intervention (HIPI) study: a cluster-randomised controlled trial.

Home modifications to reduce injuries from falls in the Home Injury Prevention Intervention (HIPI) study: a cluster-randomised controlled trial. BACKGROUND: Despite the considerable injury burden attributable to falls at home among the general population, few effective safety interventions have been identified. We tested the safety benefits of home modifications, including handrails for outside steps and internal stairs, grab rails for bathrooms, outside lighting, edging for outside steps (...) -year wait before modifications (control group). Household members in the treatment group could not be masked to their assigned status because modifications were made to their homes. The primary outcome was the rate of falls at home per person per year that needed medical treatment, which we derived from administrative data for insurance claims. Coders who were unaware of the random allocation analysed text descriptions of injuries and coded injuries as all falls and injuries most likely

Lancet2014

108. Task-specific balance training improves self-assessed function in community-dwelling older adults with balance deficits and fear of falling: a randomized controlled trial

Task-specific balance training improves self-assessed function in community-dwelling older adults with balance deficits and fear of falling: a randomized controlled trial 24895381 2014 11 12 2015 07 06 2015 08 05 1477-0873 28 12 2014 Dec Clinical rehabilitation Clin Rehabil Task-specific balance training improves self-assessed function in community-dwelling older adults with balance deficits and fear of falling: a randomized controlled trial. 1189-97 10.1177/0269215514534087 To evaluate (...) the effects of a 12-week balance training programme on self-assessed function and disability in healthy community-dwelling older adults with self-perceived balance deficits and fear of falling. A prospective, randomized controlled trial. Stockholm County, Sweden. A total of 59 community-dwelling older adults (42 women and 17 men) aged 67-93 were randomized to either an intervention group (n = 38) or to serve as controls (n = 21) after baseline testing. The intervention was a 12-week, three times per week

EvidenceUpdates2014 Full Text: Link to full Text with Trip Pro

109. The Stroke Assessment of Fall Risk (SAFR): predictive validity in inpatient stroke rehabilitation

The Stroke Assessment of Fall Risk (SAFR): predictive validity in inpatient stroke rehabilitation 24849795 2014 11 12 2015 07 06 2016 11 25 1477-0873 28 12 2014 Dec Clinical rehabilitation Clin Rehabil The Stroke Assessment of Fall Risk (SAFR): predictive validity in inpatient stroke rehabilitation. 1218-24 10.1177/0269215514534276 To evaluate relative accuracy of a newly developed Stroke Assessment of Fall Risk (SAFR) for classifying fallers and non-fallers, compared with a health system fall (...) risk screening tool, the Fall Harm Risk Screen. Prospective quality improvement study conducted at an inpatient stroke rehabilitation unit at a large urban university hospital. Patients admitted for inpatient stroke rehabilitation (N = 419) with imaging or clinical evidence of ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke, between 1 August 2009 and 31 July 2010. Not applicable. Sensitivity, specificity, and area under the curve for Receiver Operating Characteristic Curves of both scales' classifications, based

EvidenceUpdates2014 Full Text: Link to full Text with Trip Pro

110. Fall prevention strategies for adults in outpatient programs: clinical evidence and guidelines

Fall prevention strategies for adults in outpatient programs: clinical evidence and guidelines Fall prevention strategies for adults in outpatient programs: clinical evidence and guidelines Fall prevention strategies for adults in outpatient programs: clinical evidence and guidelines CADTH Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation (...) CADTH. Fall prevention strategies for adults in outpatient programs: clinical evidence and guidelines. Ottawa: Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH). Rapid Response - Summary of Abstracts. 2014 Authors' conclusions Three non-randomized studies were identified regarding fall prevention strategies for adults in outpatient programs. Final publication URL Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by CRD MeSH Accident Prevention; Accidental Fallss; Outpatients Language Published

Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.2014

111. Fall risk assessment in adult patients: comparative evidence and guidelines

Fall risk assessment in adult patients: comparative evidence and guidelines Fall risk assessment in adult patients: comparative evidence and guidelines Fall risk assessment in adult patients: comparative evidence and guidelines CADTH Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation CADTH. Fall risk assessment in adult patients: comparative (...) evidence and guidelines. Ottawa: Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH). Rapid Response - Reference List. 2014 Authors' conclusions Six systematic reviews or meta-analyses, 15 non-randomized studies, and five evidence-based guidelines were identified regarding fall risk assessment scales for use in adult patients in acute inpatient care, long-term care, or community settings. Final publication URL Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by CRD MeSH Accidental Fallss; Risk

Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.2014

112. Oral nutrition intake for the prevention of falls in older adults: clinical effectiveness and guidelines

Oral nutrition intake for the prevention of falls in older adults: clinical effectiveness and guidelines Oral nutrition intake for the prevention of falls in older adults: clinical effectiveness and guidelines Oral nutrition intake for the prevention of falls in older adults: clinical effectiveness and guidelines CADTH Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made (...) for the HTA database. Citation CADTH. Oral nutrition intake for the prevention of falls in older adults: clinical effectiveness and guidelines. Ottawa: Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH). Rapid Response - Reference List. 2014 Authors' conclusions One health technology assessment, 12 systematic reviews, seven randomized controlled trials, 15 non-randomized studies and seven guidelines were identified regarding oral nutrition intake for the prevention of falls in older adults

Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.2014

113. Reactive stepping behaviour in response to forward loss of balance predicts future falls in community-dwelling older adults

Reactive stepping behaviour in response to forward loss of balance predicts future falls in community-dwelling older adults 24918170 2014 12 05 2015 08 03 2014 12 05 1468-2834 44 1 2015 Jan Age and ageing Age Ageing Reactive stepping behaviour in response to forward loss of balance predicts future falls in community-dwelling older adults. 109-15 10.1093/ageing/afu054 a fall occurs when an individual experiences a loss of balance from which they are unable to recover. Assessment of balance (...) recovery ability in older adults may therefore help to identify individuals at risk of falls. The purpose of this 12-month prospective study was to assess whether the ability to recover from a forward loss of balance with a single step across a range of lean magnitudes was predictive of falls. two hundred and one community-dwelling older adults, aged 65-90 years, underwent baseline testing of sensori-motor function and balance recovery ability followed by 12-month prospective falls evaluation. Balance

EvidenceUpdates2014 Full Text: Link to full Text with Trip Pro

114. Fall Prevention Strategies for Adults in Outpatient Programs

Fall Prevention Strategies for Adults in Outpatient Programs TITLE: Fall Prevention Strategies for Adults in Outpatient Programs: Clinical Evidence and Guidelines DATE: 5 May 2014 RESEARCH QUESTIONS 1. What is the clinical evidence regarding fall prevention strategies for adults in outpatient programs? 2. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding fall prevention strategies for adults in outpatient programs? KEY MESSAGE Three non-randomized studies were identified regarding fall (...) -randomized studies were identified regarding fall prevention strategies for adults in outpatient programs. No relevant health technology assessments, systematic reviews, meta- analyses, randomized controlled trials, or evidence-based guidelines were identified. Additional references of potential interest are provided in the appendix. OVERALL SUMMARY OF FINDINGS Two non-randomized studies were identified examining the use of Tai Chi for fall prevention in patients with type 2 diabetes 1 and chronic stroke

Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health - Rapid Review2014

115. Hip protectors: can they help break your fall and not your hip?

Hip protectors: can they help break your fall and not your hip? Hip protectors: can they help break your fall and not your hip? - Evidently Cochrane Search and hit Go By April 17, 2014 // My Mum is a faller and always has been. One of my earliest memories is of walking with her when she suddenly sprawled onto the pavement. I was horrified, but the only injuries were to her tights, her dignity and my belief that she was invulnerable. Years later, a fall headlong into deep sand on a lovely Tuscan (...) beach left her unable to get up until a bemused holidaymaker, gazing after our retreating backs as we trooped ahead with our beach paraphernalia, came to her rescue. The first we knew of it was when she caught us up, covered in sand and helpless with laughter. Her most recent fall, in her mid-seventies, resulted in a broken hip. How about wearing hip protectors? Copyright: www.agingcare.com With falls more likely and the chance of injury higher, would it be a smart move for my Mum, and other older

Evidently Cochrane2014

116. Can reducing medicines decrease falls in older patients living in the community?

Can reducing medicines decrease falls in older patients living in the community? Can reducing medicines decrease falls in older patients living in the community? Toggle navigation Shared more. Cited more. Safe forever. Toggle navigation View Item JavaScript is disabled for your browser. Some features of this site may not work without it. Search MOspace This Collection Browse Statistics Can reducing medicines decrease falls in older patients living in the community? View/ Open Date 2013-09 (...) Format Metadata Abstract In older patients, stopping medicines reduces falls. The strongest evidence is for psychotropics—antipsychotics, hypnotics (benzodiazepine and nonbenzodiazepine) and antidepressants—followed by anticonvulsants, thiazide diuretics, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). URI Part of Part of Citation Evidence Based Practice 16(9): 07. Collections hosted by hosted by

Evidence Based Practice 2014

117. Oral Nutrition Intake for the Prevention of Falls in Older Adults

Oral Nutrition Intake for the Prevention of Falls in Older Adults Title: Oral Nutrition Intake for the Prevention of Falls in Older Adults: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines DATE: 31 March 2014 RESEARCH QUESTION 1. What is the clinical effectiveness of oral nutritional intake (Vitamins D or B12, protein, or hydration) for the prevention of falls in adults over 65 years of age? 2. What is the clinical evidence regarding the association between malnutrition and falls in adults over 65 years (...) of age? 3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the use of oral nutritional intake (Vitamins D or B12, protein, or hydration), or management of malnutrition for the prevention of falls in adults over 65 years of age? KEY MESSAGE One health technology assessment, 12 systematic reviews, seven randomized controlled trials, 15 non-randomized studies and seven guidelines were identified regarding oral nutrition intake for the prevention of falls in older adults. METHODS A limited literature

Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health - Rapid Review2014

119. Case control: Use of narcotic analgesics associated with increased falls and fractures in elderly patients with osteoarthritis

Case control: Use of narcotic analgesics associated with increased falls and fractures in elderly patients with osteoarthritis Use of narcotic analgesics associated with increased falls and fractures in elderly patients with osteoarthritis | Evidence-Based Medicine This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. 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 using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? You are here Use of narcotic analgesics associated with increased falls and fractures in elderly patients with osteoarthritis Article Text Aetiology Case control Use of narcotic analgesics associated with increased falls and fractures in elderly patients with osteoarthritis Rajender R

Evidence-Based Medicine (Requires free registration)2014

120. Fall Prevention for Seniors in Institutional Healthcare Settings

Fall Prevention for Seniors in Institutional Healthcare Settings Newfoundland & Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research | Fall Prevention for Seniors in Institutional Healthcare Settings / CHRSP Fall Prevention for Seniors in Institutional Healthcare Settings The Research Question: “What interventions are most effective in preventing falls and fall-related fractures among older adults in institutional healthcare settings?” Background In the fall of 2012, Newfoundland and Labrador’s (...) Department of Health and Community Services (DHCS) and its four Regional Health Authorities (RHAs) formally asked the Contextualized Health Research Synthesis Program (CHRSP) to identify and evaluate the best available research-based evidence on fall prevention for older adults in institutional healthcare settings, such as hospitals and residential care facilities. Though this research topic was initially suggested by authorities at Western Health, consultations with the province’s other RHAs

Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information2014