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161. 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

162. 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

163. 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

164. 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

165. 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

166. 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

167. 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

168. Effect of music-based multitask training on gait, balance, and fall risk in elderly people: a randomized controlled trial

Effect of music-based multitask training on gait, balance, and fall risk in elderly people: a randomized controlled trial 21098340 2011 03 29 2011 05 24 2011 10 27 1538-3679 171 6 2011 Mar 28 Archives of internal medicine Arch. Intern. Med. Effect of music-based multitask training on gait, balance, and fall risk in elderly people: a randomized controlled trial. 525-33 10.1001/archinternmed.2010.446 Falls occur mainly while walking or performing concurrent tasks. We determined whether a music (...) -based multitask exercise program improves gait and balance and reduces fall risk in elderly individuals. We conducted a 12-month randomized controlled trial involving 134 community-dwelling individuals older than 65 years, who are at increased risk of falling. They were randomly assigned to an intervention group (n = 66) or a delayed intervention control group scheduled to start the program 6 months later (n = 68). The intervention was a 6-month multitask exercise program performed to the rhythm

EvidenceUpdates2011

169. Environmental assessment and modification to prevent falls in older people

Environmental assessment and modification to prevent falls in older people 21226674 2011 01 13 2011 02 18 2011 06 03 1532-5415 59 1 2011 Jan Journal of the American Geriatrics Society J Am Geriatr Soc Environmental assessment and modification to prevent falls in older people. 26-33 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2010.03221.x To assess the effectiveness of an environmental falls prevention intervention delivered by qualified occupational therapists or unqualified trained assessors. A pilot three-armed (...) randomized controlled trial. Airedale National Health Service Trust catchment, North and West Yorkshire, England. Two hundred thirty-eight community-dwelling adults aged 70 and older with a history of falls in the previous year. Assessment and modification of the home environment of people at greater risk of falls. Fear of falling was the primary outcome measure, and an analysis of covariance was conducted on the area under the curve at 12 months. As a secondary outcome, falls were analysed using

EvidenceUpdates2011

170. Summary of the Updated American Geriatrics Society/British Geriatrics Society clinical practice guideline for prevention of falls in older persons

Summary of the Updated American Geriatrics Society/British Geriatrics Society clinical practice guideline for prevention of falls in older persons 21226685 2011 01 13 2011 02 18 2016 11 25 1532-5415 59 1 2011 Jan Journal of the American Geriatrics Society J Am Geriatr Soc Summary of the Updated American Geriatrics Society/British Geriatrics Society clinical practice guideline for prevention of falls in older persons. 148-57 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2010.03234.x The following article is a summary (...) of the American Geriatrics Society/British Geriatrics Society Clinical Practice Guideline for Prevention of Falls in Older Persons (2010). This article provides additional discussion of the guideline process and the differences between the current guideline and the 2001 version and includes the guidelines' recommendations, algorithm, and acknowledgments. The complete guideline is published on the American Geriatrics Society's Web site (http://www.americangeriatrics.org/health_care_professionals

EvidenceUpdates2011

171. A randomized controlled trial of a multifactorial falls prevention intervention for older fallers presenting to emergency departments

A randomized controlled trial of a multifactorial falls prevention intervention for older fallers presenting to emergency departments 21143436 2010 12 14 2011 02 03 2010 12 14 1532-5415 58 12 2010 Dec Journal of the American Geriatrics Society J Am Geriatr Soc A randomized controlled trial of a multifactorial falls prevention intervention for older fallers presenting to emergency departments. 2265-74 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2010.03191.x To investigate the effect of a referral-based targeted (...) multifactorial falls prevention intervention on the occurrence of recurrent falls and injuries in older people presenting to an emergency department (ED) after a fall and discharged directly home from the ED. Randomized controlled trial. Assessors of outcomes were unaware of group allocation. Seven EDs in metropolitan Melbourne, Australia. Inclusion criteria were community dwelling, aged 60 and older, presenting to an ED after a fall, and discharged directly home. Exclusion criteria were unable to follow

EvidenceUpdates2011

172. Systematic review: Vitamin D reduces the risk of falls in older adults compared with calcium or placebo

Systematic review: Vitamin D reduces the risk of falls in older adults compared with calcium or placebo Vitamin D reduces the risk of falls in older adults compared with calcium or placebo | 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 Vitamin D reduces the risk of falls in older adults compared with calcium or placebo Article Text Care of the older person Systematic review Vitamin D reduces the risk of falls in older adults compared with calcium or placebo Melissa J Benton Statistics from Altmetric.com

Evidence-Based Nursing (Requires free registration)2011

173. Cross-sectional study: Mental status deficits are identified in 34% of patients who fall while in hospital

Cross-sectional study: Mental status deficits are identified in 34% of patients who fall while in hospital Mental status deficits are identified in 34% of patients who fall while in hospital | 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 Mental status deficits are identified in 34% of patients who fall while in hospital Article Text Adult nursing Cross-sectional study Mental status deficits are identified in 34% of patients who fall while in hospital Keith Hill 1 , 2 Statistics from Altmetric.com No Altmetric

Evidence-Based Nursing (Requires free registration)2011

175. Systematic review with meta-analysis: The Otago strength and balance exercise programme lowers the risk of death and falls in the older people at 12 months

Systematic review with meta-analysis: The Otago strength and balance exercise programme lowers the risk of death and falls in the older people at 12 months The Otago strength and balance exercise programme lowers the risk of death and falls in the older people at 12 months | 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 The Otago strength and balance exercise programme lowers the risk of death and falls in the older people at 12 months Article Text Care of older person Systematic review with meta-analysis

Evidence-Based Nursing (Requires free registration)2011

176. Effectiveness and implementation aspects of interventions for preventing falls in elderly people in long-term care facilities: a systematic review of RCTs

Effectiveness and implementation aspects of interventions for preventing falls in elderly people in long-term care facilities: a systematic review of RCTs Effectiveness and implementation aspects of interventions for preventing falls in elderly people in long-term care facilities: a systematic review of RCTs Effectiveness and implementation aspects of interventions for preventing falls in elderly people in long-term care facilities: a systematic review of RCTs Neyens JC, van Haastregt JC (...) , Dijcks BP, Martens M, van den Heuvel WJ, de Witte LP, Schols JM CRD summary The review concluded that the evidence on interventions to reduce fall-related incidents in elderly residents of long-term care facilities was inconclusive. This conclusion should be considered with some caution due to the use of a basic synthesis which did not consider trial quality or other trial characteristics. Authors' objectives To evaluate the effectiveness and implementation of interventions to reduce falls

DARE.2011

177. Do exercise interventions designed to prevent falls affect participation in life roles? A systematic review and meta-analysis

Do exercise interventions designed to prevent falls affect participation in life roles? A systematic review and meta-analysis Do exercise interventions designed to prevent falls affect participation in life roles? A systematic review and meta-analysis Do exercise interventions designed to prevent falls affect participation in life roles? A systematic review and meta-analysis Fairhall N, Sherrington C, Clemson L, Cameron ID CRD summary The review found that interventions that included exercise (...) may improve participation in life roles among older people. These conclusions appear to reflect the evidence presented but (as the authors' acknowledged) require cautious interpretation due to heterogeneity between the studies, a small overall effect size and the absence of a gold standard for evaluating participation outcomes. Authors' objectives To determine whether exercise interventions targeting falls improve participation in life roles among older people. Searching The searches used in two

DARE.2011

178. Developing a multi-systemic fall prevention model, incorporating the physical environment, the care process and technology: a systematic review

Developing a multi-systemic fall prevention model, incorporating the physical environment, the care process and technology: a systematic review Developing a multi-systemic fall prevention model, incorporating the physical environment, the care process and technology: a systematic review Developing a multi-systemic fall prevention model, incorporating the physical environment, the care process and technology: a systematic review Choi YS, Lawler E, Boenecke CA, Ponatoski ER, Zimring CM CRD (...) summary The review assessed the characteristics of fall prevention interventions implemented in hospitals and developed two multi-systemic fall prevention models that addressed the collective effects of the physical environment, the care process and culture, and technology. Limitations in study quality and the review process imply that the authors' conclusions should be treated with caution, as acknowledged by the authors. Authors' objectives To evaluate the effectiveness and assess

DARE.2011

179. Randomised controlled trial: A music-based multitask exercise programme is a promising intervention for improving gait, balance and fall risk in older adults

Randomised controlled trial: A music-based multitask exercise programme is a promising intervention for improving gait, balance and fall risk in older adults A music-based multitask exercise programme is a promising intervention for improving gait, balance and fall risk in older adults | 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 music-based multitask exercise programme is a promising intervention for improving gait, balance and fall risk in older adults Article Text This article has a correction

Evidence-Based Nursing (Requires free registration)2011

180. The effect of vitamin D on falls: a systematic review and meta-analysis

The effect of vitamin D on falls: a systematic review and meta-analysis The effect of vitamin D on falls: a systematic review and meta-analysis The effect of vitamin D on falls: a systematic review and meta-analysis Murad MH, Elamin KB, Abu Elnour NO, Elamin MB, Alkatib AA, Fatourechi MM, Almandoz JP, Mullan RJ, Lane MA, Liu H, Erwin PJ, Hensrud DD, Montori VM CRD summary Vitamin D combined with calcium reduced the risk of falls. The conclusions broadly reflect the evidence presented (...) but the overall result may be misleading due to variation between trials. The findings of this review should be considered with caution. Authors' objectives To summarise the evidence on vitamin D use and the risk of falls in the elderly. Searching MEDLINE, EMBASE, Web of Science, SCOPUS, PEDRO and eight regional medical databases were searched to August 2010. The search strategy and terms were reported. Reference sections were checked and experts were contacted for potentially eligible studies. No language

DARE.2011