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141. Factors influencing the implementation of fall-prevention programmes: a systematic review and synthesis of qualitative studies

Factors influencing the implementation of fall-prevention programmes: a systematic review and synthesis of qualitative studies Factors influencing the implementation of fall-prevention programmes: a systematic review and synthesis of qualitative studies Factors influencing the implementation of fall-prevention programmes: a systematic review and synthesis of qualitative studies Child S, Goodwin V, Garside R, Jones-Hughes T, Boddy K, Stein K CRD summary The authors concluded there were a range (...) of factors affecting the implementation of fall-prevention practices, and there was no key attributable factor. Successful implementation required individuals, professionals, and organisations to modify established behaviours, thoughts, and practice. This appeared to be a well-conducted review, and the authors' interpretations seem reliable. Authors' objectives To identify barriers and facilitators to the effective implementation of falls prevention programmes among older people living in the community

DARE.2012

142. Randomised control trial: Adding targeted multiple interventions to standard fall prevention interventions reduces falls in an acute care setting

Randomised control trial: Adding targeted multiple interventions to standard fall prevention interventions reduces falls in an acute care setting Adding targeted multiple interventions to standard fall prevention interventions reduces falls in an acute care setting | 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 Adding targeted multiple interventions to standard fall prevention interventions reduces falls in an acute care setting Article Text Adult nursing Randomised control trial Adding targeted

Evidence-Based Nursing (Requires free registration)2012

143. Effectiveness of interventions for the assessment and prevention of falls in adult psychiatric patients: a systematic review

Effectiveness of interventions for the assessment and prevention of falls in adult psychiatric patients: a systematic review Effectiveness of interventions for the assessment and prevention of falls in adult psychiatric patients: a systematic review Effectiveness of interventions for the assessment and prevention of falls in adult psychiatric patients: a systematic review Xu C, Tan XN, Shi SL, Yip WT, Tan JM, Premarani K, Parasuram R, Kumar VS CRD summary The authors concluded (...) that there was insufficient evidence on the effectiveness of fall risk assessment tools and fall prevention strategies for psychiatric patients. This conclusion reflects the poor evidence presented, and the authors' recommendations for future research were justified. Authors' objectives To assess the effectiveness of tools to assess the risk of falling and interventions to prevent falls for adult psychiatric patients. Searching A number of databases were searched, including CINAHL, PubMed, Cochrane Central Register

DARE.2012

144. External validity of physical activity interventions for community-dwelling older adults with fall risk: a quantitative systematic literature review

External validity of physical activity interventions for community-dwelling older adults with fall risk: a quantitative systematic literature review External validity of physical activity interventions for community-dwelling older adults with fall risk: a quantitative systematic literature review External validity of physical activity interventions for community-dwelling older adults with fall risk: a quantitative systematic literature review McMahon S, Fleury J CRD summary The authors (...) concluded that future research on physical activity interventions to reduce falls among community dwelling older adults should target diverse populations, incorporate behaviour change theories, enable replication and translation, test innovative measures and evaluate feasibility and acceptability. As these recommendations do not appear to be directly related to limitations identified within results they should be interpreted with caution. Authors' objectives To assess the reach, efficacy, effectiveness

DARE.2012

145. Meta-analysis: multidisciplinary fall prevention strategies in the acute care inpatient population

Meta-analysis: multidisciplinary fall prevention strategies in the acute care inpatient population Meta-analysis: multidisciplinary fall prevention strategies in the acute care inpatient population Meta-analysis: multidisciplinary fall prevention strategies in the acute care inpatient population Dibardino D, Cohen ER, Didwania A CRD summary The review concluded that fall prevention strategies had a small effect on fall rates in acute in-patient settings despite the use of complex (...) multidisciplinary interventions. They added that further randomised trials were needed. Despite some review limitations, the authors' conclusions were suitably cautious in reflecting the limited evidence available and appear likely to be reliable. Authors' objectives To evaluate team-based multidisciplinary fall prevention strategies in the acute in-patient setting. Searching MEDLINE, CINAHL, EMBASE and The Cochrane Library were searched to December 2011 without language restrictions; search terms were reported

DARE.2012

146. Adherence to and efficacy of home exercise programs to prevent falls: a systematic review and meta-analysis of the impact of exercise program characteristics

Adherence to and efficacy of home exercise programs to prevent falls: a systematic review and meta-analysis of the impact of exercise program characteristics Adherence to and efficacy of home exercise programs to prevent falls: a systematic review and meta-analysis of the impact of exercise program characteristics Adherence to and efficacy of home exercise programs to prevent falls: a systematic review and meta-analysis of the impact of exercise program characteristics Simek EM, McPhate L (...) , Haines TP CRD summary The adherence, by older adults, to home exercise programmes for the prevention of falls, was low and might be affected by specific intervention characteristics. There was no evidence to link adherence with intervention efficacy. Despite high variation and limitations in the included trials and the analyses, these cautious conclusions broadly reflect the evidence and are likely to be reliable. Authors' objectives To assess whether adherence to home exercise interventions

DARE.2012

147. Cohort Study: Improving the ability to predict falls among older adults following inpatient rehabilitation

Cohort Study: Improving the ability to predict falls among older adults following inpatient rehabilitation Improving the ability to predict falls among older adults following inpatient rehabilitation | 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 Improving the ability to predict falls among older adults following inpatient rehabilitation Article Text Care of the older person Cohort Study Improving the ability to predict falls among older adults following inpatient rehabilitation Laura M Wagner

Evidence-Based Nursing (Requires free registration)2012

148. The cost-effectiveness of falls prevention interventions for older community-dwelling Australians

The cost-effectiveness of falls prevention interventions for older community-dwelling Australians The cost-effectiveness of falls prevention interventions for older community-dwelling Australians The cost-effectiveness of falls prevention interventions for older community-dwelling Australians Church J, Goodall S, Norman R, Haas M 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. CRD summary This study evaluated the cost-effectiveness of strategies to prevent falls among older people. The authors concluded that Tai Chi, for the general population, and group exercise, for high-risk patients, were the most cost-effective strategies. Specific interventions for specific populations were all cost-effective. In general, the analysis was well

NHS Economic Evaluation Database.2012

149. How much are we willing to pay to prevent a fall? Cost-effectiveness of a multifactorial falls prevention program for community-dwelling older adults

How much are we willing to pay to prevent a fall? Cost-effectiveness of a multifactorial falls prevention program for community-dwelling older adults How much are we willing to pay to prevent a fall? Cost-effectiveness of a multifactorial falls prevention program for community-dwelling older adults How much are we willing to pay to prevent a fall? Cost-effectiveness of a multifactorial falls prevention program for community-dwelling older adults Bray Jenkyn K, Hoch JS, Speechley M 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. CRD summary The objective was to assess the cost-effectiveness of a programme to prevent unintentional falls, for older people living in the community. The authors concluded that their programme was not cost-effective, compared

NHS Economic Evaluation Database.2012

150. Diagnostic accuracy of the STRATIFY clinical prediction rule for falls: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Diagnostic accuracy of the STRATIFY clinical prediction rule for falls: a systematic review and meta-analysis Diagnostic accuracy of the STRATIFY clinical prediction rule for falls: a systematic review and meta-analysis Diagnostic accuracy of the STRATIFY clinical prediction rule for falls: a systematic review and meta-analysis Billington J, Fahey T, Galvin R CRD summary This review concluded that diagnostic accuracy of the STRATIFY rule was limited and it should not be used in isolation (...) for identifying individuals at high risk of falls in clinical practice. Despite some limitations with the review and the included evidence, the conclusion reflects the evidence presented and is appropriate. Authors' objectives To determine the overall diagnostic accuracy of the St. Thomas Risk Assessment Tool in Falling Elderly In-patients (STRATIFY) rule across a variety of clinical settings. Searching PubMed, EMBASE, EBSCO, Science Direct, CINAHL and The Cochrane Library databases and Google Scholar were

DARE.2012

151. Vitamin D supplementation and risk of fractures, falls, and bone loss

Vitamin D supplementation and risk of fractures, falls, and bone loss Vitamin D supplementation and risk of fractures, falls, and bone loss Vitamin D supplementation and risk of fractures, falls, and bone loss 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 Vitamin D supplementation and risk of fractures, falls, and bone loss. Lansdale: HAYES, Inc.. Directory (...) Publication. 2012 Authors' conclusions The purpose of vitamin D supplementation is to improve bone and muscle health, thereby reducing the risk of fractures, falls, and bone Final publication URL The report may be purchased from: Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by CRD MeSH Accidental Falls; Bone Density Conservation Agents; Calcium, Dietary; Dietary Supplements; Fractures, Bones; Osteoporosis; Vitamin D Language Published English Country of organisation United States English summary An English

Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.2012

152. Fall risk six weeks from onset of stroke and the ability of the Prediction of Falls in Rehabilitation Settings Tool and motor function to predict falls

Fall risk six weeks from onset of stroke and the ability of the Prediction of Falls in Rehabilitation Settings Tool and motor function to predict falls 23144226 2013 04 26 2013 11 26 2016 11 25 1477-0873 27 5 2013 May Clinical rehabilitation Clin Rehabil Fall risk six weeks from onset of stroke and the ability of the Prediction of Falls in Rehabilitation Settings Tool and motor function to predict falls. 473-9 10.1177/0269215512464703 To investigate whether the Prediction of Falls (...) in Rehabilitation Settings Tool (Predict FIRST) and motor function could be used to identify people at risk of falling during the first six weeks after stroke, and to compare the risk of falling according to Predict FIRST with real falls frequency. A longitudinal, prospective study. Sixty-eight people newly diagnosed with stroke admitted to an acute stroke unit. The participants underwent an assessment of motor ability (Modified Motor Assessment Scale according to Uppsala University Hospital version 99 (M-MAS

EvidenceUpdates2012

153. Integration of balance and strength training into daily life activity to reduce rate of falls in older people (the LiFE study): randomised parallel trial.

Integration of balance and strength training into daily life activity to reduce rate of falls in older people (the LiFE study): randomised parallel trial. 22872695 2012 08 08 2012 10 15 2015 02 24 1756-1833 345 2012 Aug 07 BMJ (Clinical research ed.) BMJ Integration of balance and strength training into daily life activity to reduce rate of falls in older people (the LiFE study): randomised parallel trial. e4547 10.1136/bmj.e4547 bmj.e4547 To determine whether a lifestyle integrated approach (...) to balance and strength training is effective in reducing the rate of falls in older, high risk people living at home. Three arm, randomised parallel trial; assessments at baseline and after six and 12 months. Randomisation done by computer generated random blocks, stratified by sex and fall history and concealed by an independent secure website. Residents in metropolitan Sydney, Australia. Participants aged 70 years or older who had two or more falls or one injurious fall in past 12 months, recruited

BMJ2012 Full Text: Link to full Text with Trip Pro

154. An exercise intervention to prevent falls in people with Parkinson`s disease: a pragmatic randomised controlled trial

An exercise intervention to prevent falls in people with Parkinson`s disease: a pragmatic randomised controlled trial 21856692 2011 10 07 2011 12 13 2016 11 22 1468-330X 82 11 2011 Nov Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry J. Neurol. Neurosurg. Psychiatr. An exercise intervention to prevent falls in people with Parkinson's disease: a pragmatic randomised controlled trial. 1232-8 10.1136/jnnp-2011-300919 To compare the effectiveness of an exercise programme with usual care in people (...) with Parkinson's disease (PD) who have a history of falls. Pragmatic randomised controlled trial. Recruitment was from three primary and four secondary care organisations, and PD support groups in South West England. The intervention was delivered in community settings. People with PD, with a history of two or more falls in the previous year, who were able to mobilise independently. 10 week, physiotherapy led, group delivered strength and balance training programme with supplementary home exercises

EvidenceUpdates2012

155. Falls Prevention in Older Adults: Counseling and Preventive Medication

Falls Prevention in Older Adults: Counseling and Preventive Medication Final Update Summary: Falls Prevention in Older Adults: Counseling and Preventive Medication - US Preventive Services Task Force Search USPSTF Website Text size: Assembly version: 1.0.0.308 Last Build: 3/6/2018 4:20:40 PM You are here: Final Update Summary : Final Update Summary Archived: Falls Prevention in Older Adults: Counseling and Preventive Medication Original Release Date: May 2012 This version of this topic (...) is currently archived and inactive. It should be used for historical purposes only. Archived: Recommendation Summary Summary of Recommendations Population Recommendation Grade Community-Dwelling Older Adults, Aged 65 Years or Older The USPSTF recommends exercise or physical therapy and vitamin D supplementation to prevent falls in community-dwelling adults aged 65 years or older who are at increased risk for falls. No single recommended tool or brief approach can reliably identify older adults at increased

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force2012

156. Psychotropic drugs and falls in the elderly people: updated literature review and meta-analysis

Psychotropic drugs and falls in the elderly people: updated literature review and meta-analysis Psychotropic drugs and falls in the elderly people: updated literature review and meta-analysis Psychotropic drugs and falls in the elderly people: updated literature review and meta-analysis Bloch F, Thibaud M, Dugue B, Breque C, Rigaud AS, Kemoun G CRD summary The authors concluded that their findings confirmed the association between falls in the elderly people and psychotropic drugs (...) . The reliability of the conclusions is uncertain given a number of weaknesses in the review, such as risk of language bias and incomplete reporting of study details. Authors' objectives To carry out meta-analyses on psychotropic drugs and provide an update of the risk of falling related to psychotropic drugs in elderly people. Searching The Cochrane Library and MEDLINE were searched to January 2008 for papers published in English or French and reported between 1996 and 2007. Search terms were reported

DARE.2011

157. Evaluating the use of a targeted multiple intervention strategy in reducing patient falls in an acute care hospital: a randomized controlled trial

Evaluating the use of a targeted multiple intervention strategy in reducing patient falls in an acute care hospital: a randomized controlled trial 21507049 2011 08 10 2011 11 09 2012 11 20 1365-2648 67 9 2011 Sep Journal of advanced nursing J Adv Nurs Evaluating the use of a targeted multiple intervention strategy in reducing patient falls in an acute care hospital: a randomized controlled trial. 1984-92 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2011.05646.x This article is a report of a randomized controlled trial (...) to examine the effectiveness of a targeted multiple intervention strategy in reducing the number of patient falls in an acute care hospital. Prevention of patient falls remains a challenge that has eluded healthcare institutions. The effectiveness of targeted multiple fall prevention interventions in reducing the incidences of falling has not been established. Patients who scored 5 and above on the Hendrich II Fall Risk Model, a fall assessment tool, were recruited in 2006. Patients who were randomized

EvidenceUpdates2011

158. Some interventions are effective for preventing falls in older people

Some interventions are effective for preventing falls in older people PEARLS Practical Evidence About Real Life Situations PEARLS are succinct summaries of Cochrane Systematic Reviews for primary care practitioners. They Some interventions are effective for preventing falls in older people Clinical question How effective are interventions designed to prevent falls in older people in nursing care facilities and hospitals? Bottom line There is evidence multifactorial interventions reduce falls (...) and risk of falling in hospitals and may do so in nursing care facilities, but no recommendations can be made regarding any particular component of these programmes. Vitamin D supplementation was effective in reducing the rate of falls in nursing care facilities, as was a review of medication by a pharmacist. There was no evidence other interventions targeting single risk factors reduced falls and this included exercise interventions. However, exercise in the subacute hospital setting appeared

Cochrane PEARLS2011

159. Adding value to the STRATIFY falls risk assessment in acute hospitals

Adding value to the STRATIFY falls risk assessment in acute hospitals 21105896 2011 01 14 2011 05 19 2011 01 14 1365-2648 67 2 2011 Feb Journal of advanced nursing J Adv Nurs Adding value to the STRATIFY falls risk assessment in acute hospitals. 450-7 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2010.05503.x This paper is a report of a study conducted to compare the predictive accuracy for fallers of The Northern Hospital Modified St Thomas's Risk Assessment Tool and St Thomas's Risk Assessment Tool, and to determine (...) the inter-rater agreement of each tool. Falls risk assessment is a key component of fall prevention. Investigation of clinimetric properties of a tool should be completed before it are used in clinical practice. Local falls data were used to inform modification of the St Thomas's Risk Assessment Tool to improve faller prediction. Clinimetric properties of the St Thomas's Risk Assessment Tool and The Northern Hospital Modified St Thomas's Risk Assessment Tool were examined in a prospective cross

EvidenceUpdates2011

160. Patient education to prevent falls among older hospital inpatients: a randomized controlled trial

Patient education to prevent falls among older hospital inpatients: a randomized controlled trial 21098343 2011 03 29 2011 05 24 2011 03 29 1538-3679 171 6 2011 Mar 28 Archives of internal medicine Arch. Intern. Med. Patient education to prevent falls among older hospital inpatients: a randomized controlled trial. 516-24 10.1001/archinternmed.2010.444 Falls are a common adverse event during hospitalization of older adults, and few interventions have been shown to prevent them. This study (...) was a 3-group randomized trial to evaluate the efficacy of 2 forms of multimedia patient education compared with usual care for the prevention of in-hospital falls. Older hospital patients (n = 1206) admitted to a mixture of acute (orthopedic, respiratory, and medical) and subacute (geriatric and neurorehabilitation) hospital wards at 2 Australian hospitals were recruited between January 2008 and April 2009. The interventions were a multimedia patient education program based on the health-belief model

EvidenceUpdates2011