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161. Factors Predicting Falls and Mobility Outcomes in Patients With Stroke Returning Home After Rehabilitation Who Are at Risk of Falling Full Text available with Trip Pro

Factors Predicting Falls and Mobility Outcomes in Patients With Stroke Returning Home After Rehabilitation Who Are at Risk of Falling To identify factors predicting falls and limited mobility in people with stroke at 12 months after returning home from rehabilitation.Observational cohort study with 12-month follow-up.Community.People with stroke (N=144) and increased falls risk discharged home from rehabilitation.Not applicable.Falls were measured using monthly calendars completed (...) by participants, and mobility was assessed using gait speed over 5m (high mobility: >0.8m/s vs low mobility: ≤0.8m/s). Both measures were assessed at 12 months postdischarge. Demographics and functional measures, including balance, strength, visual or spatial deficits, disability, physical activity level, executive function, functional independence, and falls risk, were analyzed to determine factors significantly predicting falls and mobility levels after 12 months.Those assessed as being at high falls risk

2018 EvidenceUpdates

162. Care of the older person: Exercise interventions reduce the risk of injurious falls among older adults

Care of the older person: Exercise interventions reduce the risk of injurious falls among older adults Exercise interventions reduce the risk of injurious falls among older adults | Evidence-Based Nursing We use cookies to improve our service and to tailor our content and advertising to you. You can manage your cookie settings via your browser at any time. To learn more about how we use cookies, please see our . 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 Exercise interventions reduce the risk of injurious falls among older adults Article Text Commentary Care of the older person Exercise interventions reduce the risk of injurious falls among older adults Anne-Marie Hill

2018 Evidence-Based Nursing

163. Cross-sectional study: Increased physical activity in older adults is associated with decreased fear of falling

Cross-sectional study: Increased physical activity in older adults is associated with decreased fear of falling Increased physical activity in older adults is associated with decreased fear of falling | Evidence-Based Nursing We use cookies to improve our service and to tailor our content and advertising to you. You can manage your cookie settings via your browser at any time. To learn more about how we use cookies, please see our . 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 Increased physical activity in older adults is associated with decreased fear of falling Article Text Care of the older person Cross-sectional study Increased physical activity in older adults

2018 Evidence-Based Nursing

164. Multi-system balance training reduces injurious fall risk in Parkinson's disease - A randomized trial. (Abstract)

Multi-system balance training reduces injurious fall risk in Parkinson's disease - A randomized trial. Previous studies have shown that balance training could reduce falls in people with Parkinson disease. However, it remains unclear whether exercise can reduce injurious falls. The objective of present study was to determine whether multisystem balance training could reduce injurious falls and modify targeted fall risk factors in Parkinson disease nonfallers and single fallers. Participants (...) were randomly assigned to an 8-wk balance group (experimental, n = 41) or an upper limbs group (control, n = 43). Outcomes examined at posttraining and 12-mo follow-up were: (1) injurious fall risk (ratio of noninjurious fallers to injurious fallers); (2) two potential fall risk factors based on Balance Evaluation Systems Test scores and dual-task timed-up-and-go times. At posttraining, results indicated that there were no injurious falls, and fewer experimental participants were found in high fall

2018 American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation Controlled trial quality: uncertain

165. Why is cervical screening coverage falling in the UK and what has primary care done to increase uptake of cervical screening?

Why is cervical screening coverage falling in the UK and what has primary care done to increase uptake of cervical screening? Knowledge & Library Services (KLS) Evidence Briefing Why is cervical screening coverage falling in the UK and what has primary care done to increase uptake of cervical screening? Nicola Pearce-Smith 11 th January 2018 Why is cervical screening coverage falling in the UK and what has primary care done to increase uptake of cervical screening? KLS Evidence Briefing 11 th (...) This briefing draws upon a literature search of the sources Medline, Embase, Health Management Information Consortium (HMIC), Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), NHS Evidence search and Turning Research into Practice (TRIP) database from January 2011 to January 2018. Search strategies are available on request. 69 highly relevant citations (mainly from the UK) were used to produce this evidence briefing Why is cervical screening coverage falling in the UK and what has primary

2018 Public Health England - Evidence Briefings

166. Improving Decisions About Transport to the Emergency Department for Assisted Living Residents Who Fall. (Abstract)

Improving Decisions About Transport to the Emergency Department for Assisted Living Residents Who Fall. Residents of assisted living facilities who fall may not be seriously ill or injured, but policies often require immediate transport to an emergency department regardless of the patient's condition.To determine whether unnecessary transport can be avoided.Prospective cohort study.One large county with a single system of emergency medical services.Convenience sample of residents in 22 assisted (...) living facilities served by 1 group of primary care physicians.Paramedics providing emergency medical services followed a protocol that included consulting with a physician by telephone.The number of transports after a fall and the number of time-sensitive conditions in nontransported patients.Of the 1473 eligible residents, 953 consented to participate in the study (mean age, 86 years; 76% female) and 359 had 840 falls in 43 months. The protocol recommended nontransport after 553 falls. Eleven

2017 Annals of Internal Medicine

167. Does pride really come before a fall? Longitudinal analysis of older English adults. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Does pride really come before a fall? Longitudinal analysis of older English adults. To test whether high levels of reported pride are associated with subsequent falls.Secondary analysis of the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) dataset.Multi-wave longitudinal sample of non-institutionalised older English adults.ELSA cohort of 6415 participants at wave 5 (baseline, 2010/11), of whom 4964 were available for follow-up at wave 7 (follow-up, 2014/15).Self reported pride at baseline (low (...) /moderate/high) and whether the participant had reported having fallen during the two years before follow-up.The findings did not support the contention that "pride comes before a fall." Unadjusted estimates indicate that the odds of reported falls were significantly lower for people with high pride levels compared with those who had low pride (odds ratio 0.69, 95% confidence interval 0.58 to 0.81, P<0.001). This association remained after adjustment for age, sex, household wealth, and history of falls

2017 BMJ

168. Effectiveness of patient-centered interventions on falls in the acute care setting compared to usual care: a systematic review. (Abstract)

Effectiveness of patient-centered interventions on falls in the acute care setting compared to usual care: a systematic review. Unintentional falls during hospitalization remain a concern for healthcare institutions globally despite implementation of various improvement strategies. Although the incidence of falls has been of heightened focus for many years and numerous studies have been done evaluating different approaches for fall prevention, fall rates remain high in acute care settings (...) . Patient fall risk scales tend to address only particular intrinsic and extrinsic factors but do not adequately assess a patient's current fall risk status, subsequently warranting more patient-centered risk assessments and interventions.To evaluate the effectiveness of patient-centered interventions on falls in the acute care setting.All adult patients admitted to medical or surgical acute care units for any condition or illness.Patient-centered intervention strategies to reduce falls compared

2017 JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports

169. Minnesota Fall Aging Conference

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2017 MedicalVideos

170. Comparisons of Interventions for Preventing Falls in Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Comparisons of Interventions for Preventing Falls in Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Falls result in substantial burden for patients and health care systems, and given the aging of the population worldwide, the incidence of falls continues to rise.To assess the potential effectiveness of interventions for preventing falls.MEDLINE, Embase, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and Ageline databases from inception until April 2017. Reference lists of included (...) studies were scanned.Randomized clinical trials (RCTs) of fall-prevention interventions for participants aged 65 years and older.Pairs of reviewers independently screened the studies, abstracted data, and appraised risk of bias. Pairwise meta-analysis and network meta-analysis were conducted.Injurious falls and fall-related hospitalizations.A total of 283 RCTs (159 910 participants; mean age, 78.1 years; 74% women) were included after screening of 10 650 titles and abstracts and 1210 full-text

2017 JAMA

171. Effects of Antigravity Treadmill Training on Gait, Balance, and Fall Risk in Children With Diplegic Cerebral Palsy. (Abstract)

Effects of Antigravity Treadmill Training on Gait, Balance, and Fall Risk in Children With Diplegic Cerebral Palsy. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of antigravity treadmill training on gait, balance, and fall risk in children with diplegic cerebral palsy.Thirty children with diplegic cerebral palsy were selected for this randomized controlled study. They were randomly assigned to (1) an experimental group that received antigravity treadmill training (20 mins/d, 3 d/wk (...) ) together with traditional physical therapy for 3 successive mos and (2) a control group that received only traditional physical therapy program for the same period. Outcomes included selected gait parameters, postural stability, and fall risk. Outcomes were measured at baseline and after 3 mos of intervention.Children in both groups showed significant improvements in the mean values of all measured variables (P < 0.05), with significantly greater improvements in the experimental group than the control

2017 American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation Controlled trial quality: uncertain

172. Effectiveness of bedrails in preventing falls among hospitalized older adults: a systematic review. (Abstract)

Effectiveness of bedrails in preventing falls among hospitalized older adults: a systematic review. Falls are a major problem today affecting adults of any age, but the elderly are a population that is more susceptible to falls. Falls are the leading cause of injury or death among older adults. Hospitalized older people are particularly vulnerable to falls. Falls cause direct injuries (minor injuries, severe wounds of the soft tissues and bone fractures) to patients and increased length of stay (...) . The prevention of falls is commonly considered an indicator of the quality of care. Therefore, health institutions and professionals treat the identification and implementation of strategies to prevent or minimize their effects as a high priority. Fall prevention interventions involving physical restraints are still common and considered a primary preventative measure, despite controversy in their use. One of the most frequently used restraint interventions is bedrails. The question of the effectiveness

2017 JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports

173. The effectiveness of interventions to prevent falls in elderly people over age 60 years: a network meta-analysis

The effectiveness of interventions to prevent falls in elderly people over age 60 years: a network meta-analysis Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files or external websites. Email salutation (e.g. "Dr Smith" or "Joanne") for correspondence

2017 PROSPERO

174. Falling upward with Parkinson’s disease Full Text available with Trip Pro

Falling upward with Parkinson’s disease Falls can injure, even kill. No one with Parkinson's disease (PD) wants to fall by accident. However, the potential nastiness of falls does not preclude a more nuanced understanding of the personal meaning that falls can have. Rather than view falls as a problem to fear and manage solely by preventing and repairing harm, people with PD and those who care for them may recast falls as a mixed blessing. Falls may be a resource, skill, and catalyst (...) for personal growth. We discuss how falls may give rise to opportunities in interrelated domains: capabilities, credo, character, creativity, chronemics, and connectedness. Clinicians could incorporate a positive focus across these domains to help people with PD to 'fall upward' in the sense of flourish.

2017 NPJ Parkinson's disease

175. Do vitamin D supplements reduce falls in older people living in the community?

Do vitamin D supplements reduce falls in older people living in the community? Do vitamin D supplements reduce falls in older people living in the community? – Morsels of Evidence \t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t \t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t Like this: Like Loading... ","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Michael Tam"},"image":["https:\/\/evidencebasedmedicine.com.au\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/08\/mocover.png"]} Toggle search form Toggle navigation Evidence-based medicine for general practitioners Aug 31 2017 Do vitamin D (...) supplements reduce falls in older people living in the community? By in , , , , Journal reference: Bolland MJ, Grey A, Gamble GD, Reid IR. Vitamin D supplementation and falls: a trial sequential meta-analysis. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol 2014 Jul;2(7):573-80 Link: Published: July 2014 Evidence cookie says… The beneficial effect of vitamin D on falls in otherwise well community-dwelling people is likely to be small, if it exists at all. routine preventive use cannot be justified on the evidence

2017 Morsels of Evidence

176. Do vitamin D supplements reduce falls in older people living in the community?

Do vitamin D supplements reduce falls in older people living in the community? Do vitamin D supplements reduce falls in older people living in the community? – Morsels of Evidence \t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t \t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t Like this: Like Loading... ","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Michael Tam"},"image":["https:\/\/evidencebasedmedicine.com.au\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/08\/mocover.png"]} Toggle search form Toggle navigation Evidence-based medicine for general practitioners Aug 31 2017 Do vitamin D (...) supplements reduce falls in older people living in the community? By in , , , , Journal reference: Bolland MJ, Grey A, Gamble GD, Reid IR. Vitamin D supplementation and falls: a trial sequential meta-analysis. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol 2014 Jul;2(7):573-80 Link: Published: July 2014 Evidence cookie says… The beneficial effect of vitamin D on falls in otherwise well community-dwelling people is likely to be small, if it exists at all. routine preventive use cannot be justified on the evidence

2017 Morsels of Evidence

177. Comparison of ISS, NISS, and RTS score as predictor of mortality in pediatric fall Full Text available with Trip Pro

Comparison of ISS, NISS, and RTS score as predictor of mortality in pediatric fall Studies to identify an ideal trauma score tool representing prediction of outcomes of the pediatric fall patient remains elusive. Our study was undertaken to identify better predictor of mortality in the pediatric fall patients.Data was retrieved from prospectively maintained trauma registry project at level 1 trauma center developed as part of Multicentric Project-Towards Improving Trauma Care Outcomes (TITCO (...) having 50, 50, and 86% of area under the curve on ROCs, and RTS was statistically significant among them.Physiologically based trauma score systems (RTS) are much better predictors of inhospital mortality in comparison to anatomical based scoring systems (ISS and NISS) for unintentional pediatric falls.

2017 Burns & trauma

178. Frailty as a Risk Factor for Falls Among Community Dwelling People: Evidence From a Meta-Analysis. (Abstract)

Frailty as a Risk Factor for Falls Among Community Dwelling People: Evidence From a Meta-Analysis. This study was conducted to investigate the relationships between different frailty stages and the fall incidence rates of community-dwelling older adults. The differences between various frailty indicators regarding assessment accuracy of the fall incidence rates of community-dwelling elders were also analyzed. Finally, the relationship between frailty and recurrent falls was explored.This study (...) comprised a systematic literature review and meta-analysis. Two researchers independently examined and extracted the related literature. The key search terms included frailty, frail, fall, older people, older, geriatric, and senior. The literature sampling period was from January 2001 to December 2016. The quality of each paper was assessed according to the guidelines of the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA). The databases of the Cochrane Library, Cumulative

2017 Journal of nursing scholarship : an official publication of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

179. Identifying characteristics and outcomes that are associated with fall-related fatalities: multi-year retrospective summary of fall deaths in older adults from 2005–2012 Full Text available with Trip Pro

Identifying characteristics and outcomes that are associated with fall-related fatalities: multi-year retrospective summary of fall deaths in older adults from 2005–2012 Fall-related deaths continue to be the leading cause of accidental deaths in the older adult (65+ year) population. However, many fall-related fatalities are unspecified and little is known about the fall characteristics and personal demographics at the time of the fall. Therefore, this report describes the characteristics (...) , circumstances and injuries of falls that resulted in older adult deaths in one U.S. County and explores the variables associated with fatal injuries from falls.This is a continued retrospective analysis of 841older adults whose underlying cause of death was due to a fall over an 8-year period (2005-2012). Demographics and logistic regression of fall characteristics and injuries were analyzed.Falls that led to death most often occurred when walking in one's own home. Most of the residents in this study were

2017 Injury epidemiology

180. Incidence and prevalence of falls in adults with intellectual disability living in the community: a systematic review protocol. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Incidence and prevalence of falls in adults with intellectual disability living in the community: a systematic review protocol. The objective of this review is to synthesize the best available evidence to determine the incidence and prevalence of falls in adults with intellectual disability living in the community.

2017 JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports