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

Meta-analysis: multidisciplinary fall prevention strategies in the acute care inpatient population Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2012 DARE.

182. 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 (Abstract)

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 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 UAS-99)) and falls risk (Predict FIRST) on the first to fourth day at the acute stroke unit. Falls occurring in the acute stroke unit were recorded and falls occurring after discharge were reported by telephone follow-up. The prediction of falls was analysed with binary logistic

2012 EvidenceUpdates

183. The cost-effectiveness of falls prevention interventions for older community-dwelling Australians Full Text available with Trip Pro

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

2012 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

184. 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

2012 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

185. 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 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 Adding targeted multiple interventions to standard fall prevention interventions reduces falls in an acute care setting Article

2012 Evidence-Based Nursing

186. 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 Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2012 DARE.

187. 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 Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2012 DARE.

188. 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 Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2012 DARE.

189. Integration of balance and strength training into daily life activity to reduce rate of falls in older people (the LiFE study): randomised parallel trial. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Integration of balance and strength training into daily life activity to reduce rate of falls in older people (the LiFE study): randomised parallel trial. 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 from Veteran's Affairs databases and general practice databases. Exclusion criteria were moderate to severe cognitive problems, inability to ambulate independently, neurological conditions that severely influenced gait and mobility, resident in a nursing home or hostel, or any unstable

2012 BMJ Controlled trial quality: predicted high

190. 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 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 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

2012 Evidence-Based Nursing

191. Fall Prevention in Adults with Mental Health and Substance Use Needs: A Review of the Clinical Evidence and Guidelines

Fall Prevention in Adults with Mental Health and Substance Use Needs: A Review of the Clinical Evidence and Guidelines Disclaimer: The Rapid Response Service is an information service for those involved in planning and providing health care in Canada. Rapid responses are based on a limited literature search and are not comprehensive, systematic reviews. The intent is to provide a list of sources and a summary of the best evidence on the topic that CADTH could identify using all reasonable (...) , provided that attribution is given to CADTH. Links: This report may contain links to other information available on the websites of third parties on the Internet. CADTH does not have control over the content of such sites. Use of third party sites is governed by the owners’ own terms and conditions. TITLE: Fall Prevention in Adults with Mental Health and Substance Use Needs: A Review of the Clinical Evidence and Guidelines DATE: 11 January 2012 CONTEXT AND POLICY ISSUES: Approximately 30 to 40 percent

2012 Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health - Rapid Review

192. An exercise intervention to prevent falls in people with Parkinson`s disease: a pragmatic randomised controlled trial Full Text available with Trip Pro

An exercise intervention to prevent falls in people with Parkinson`s disease: a pragmatic randomised controlled trial 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 (intervention) or usual care (control).Number of falls during the (a) 10 week intervention period and (b) the 10 week follow-up period.130 people were recruited and randomised (64 to the intervention; 66 to usual care). Seven participants (5.4%) did not complete the study. The incidence rate ratio

2012 EvidenceUpdates Controlled trial quality: predicted high

193. 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

2012 DARE.

194. 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 Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2011 DARE.

195. Evaluating the use of a targeted multiple intervention strategy in reducing patient falls in an acute care hospital: a randomized controlled trial Full Text available with Trip Pro

Evaluating the use of a targeted multiple intervention strategy in reducing patient falls in an acute care hospital: a randomized controlled trial 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 to the intervention group received targeted multiple interventions. Both the research groups received the standard fall prevention interventions from the ward nurses. The rates of fall incidences for both groups were reported with 95% CI, calculated using Wilson method and compared using

2011 EvidenceUpdates Controlled trial quality: uncertain

196. 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

2011 Cochrane PEARLS

197. Vitamin D reduces the risk of falls in older adults compared with calcium or placebo. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Vitamin D reduces the risk of falls in older adults compared with calcium or placebo. 21421967 2011 06 30 2011 03 22 1468-9618 14 2 2011 Apr Evidence-based nursing Evid Based Nurs Vitamin D reduces the risk of falls in older adults compared with calcium or placebo. 38-9 10.1136/ebn.14.2.38 Benton Melissa J MJ Valdosta State University, College of Nursing Valdosta, GA, USA. mjbenton@valdosta.edu eng Comment Journal Article England Evid Based Nurs 9815947 1367-6539 J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010 Jul;58(7

2011 Evidence-Based Nursing Controlled trial quality: uncertain

198. Adding value to the STRATIFY falls risk assessment in acute hospitals (Abstract)

Adding value to the STRATIFY falls risk assessment in acute hospitals 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-sectional study with acute hospital patients. Phase I involved assessment of predictive accuracy using sensitivity, specificity and the Youden Index (J) with 263 patients. Phase II of the evaluation involved assessment

2011 EvidenceUpdates

199. Patient education to prevent falls among older hospital inpatients: a randomized controlled trial Full Text available with Trip Pro

Patient education to prevent falls among older hospital inpatients: a randomized controlled trial 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 combined with trained health professional follow-up (complete program), multi-media patient education materials alone (materials only), and usual care (control). Falls data were collected by blinded research assistants by reviewing hospital incident reports

2011 EvidenceUpdates Controlled trial quality: predicted high

200. Effect of music-based multitask training on gait, balance, and fall risk in elderly people: a randomized controlled trial Full Text available with Trip Pro

Effect of music-based multitask training on gait, balance, and fall risk in elderly people: a randomized controlled trial 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 of piano music. Change in gait variability under dual-task condition from baseline to 6 months was the primary end point. Secondary outcomes included changes in balance, functional performances, and fall risk.At 6 months, there was a reduction in stride length variability (adjusted

2011 EvidenceUpdates Controlled trial quality: predicted high