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281. A multifactorial intervention did not prevent falls or fractures in elderly patients during short hospital stays

A multifactorial intervention did not prevent falls or fractures in elderly patients during short hospital stays A multifactorial intervention did not prevent falls or fractures in elderly patients during short hospital staysCommentary | 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 A multifactorial intervention did not prevent falls or fractures in elderly patients during short hospital staysCommentary Article Text Treatment A multifactorial

2008 Evidence-Based Nursing

282. A 16-week tai chi programme prevented falls in healthy older adults Full Text available with Trip Pro

A 16-week tai chi programme prevented falls in healthy older adults A 16-week tai chi programme prevented falls in healthy older adultsCommentary | 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 A 16-week tai chi programme prevented falls in healthy older adultsCommentary Article Text Treatment A 16-week tai chi programme prevented falls in healthy older adults Commentary Statistics from Altmetric.com Request Permissions If you wish

2008 Evidence-Based Nursing

283. Short-term vitamin D plus calcium did not prevent falls more than calcium alone in elderly inpatients

Short-term vitamin D plus calcium did not prevent falls more than calcium alone in elderly inpatients Short-term vitamin D plus calcium did not prevent falls more than calcium alone in elderly inpatientsCommentary | 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 Short-term vitamin D plus calcium did not prevent falls more than calcium alone in elderly inpatientsCommentary Article Text Treatment Short-term vitamin D plus calcium did

2008 Evidence-Based Nursing

284. A 16-week tai chi programme prevented falls in healthy older adults

A 16-week tai chi programme prevented falls in healthy older adults A 16-week tai chi programme prevented falls in healthy older adults | BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine 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 A 16-week tai chi programme prevented falls in healthy older adults Article Text Therapeutics A 16-week tai chi programme prevented falls in healthy older adults Statistics from Altmetric.com Request Permissions If you wish to reuse any or all

2008 Evidence-Based Medicine

285. Systematic review of accuracy of screening instruments for predicting fall risk among independently living older adults Full Text available with Trip Pro

Systematic review of accuracy of screening instruments for predicting fall risk among independently living older adults Systematic review of accuracy of screening instruments for predicting fall risk among independently living older adults Systematic review of accuracy of screening instruments for predicting fall risk among independently living older adults Gates S, Smith LA, Fisher JD, Lamb SE CRD summary This review summarised evidence on accuracy of screening tools for predicting risk (...) of falling in community-living older adults. The authors concluded that insufficient evidence existed to show that any screening instrument was adequate for predicting falls. Despite some limitations in the reporting of the review, these conclusions reflect the evidence presented. Authors' objectives To summarise the evidence on the accuracy of screening tools for predicting risk of falling in community-living older adults. Searching MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO, CINAHL and Science Citation Index were

2008 DARE.

286. Update on falls prevention for community-dwelling older adults: review of single and multifactorial intervention programs

Update on falls prevention for community-dwelling older adults: review of single and multifactorial intervention programs Update on falls prevention for community-dwelling older adults: review of single and multifactorial intervention programs Update on falls prevention for community-dwelling older adults: review of single and multifactorial intervention programs Costello E, Edelstein J CRD summary This review assessed the effectiveness of prevention programmes for community-dwelling older (...) adults aged 60 years and over in terms of risk and rate of fall. The authors concluded that multifactorial fall prevention programmes appeared to be more effective, especially for high-risk older adults with a previous history of fall. These conclusions appear to be broadly reliable. Authors' objectives To assess the effectiveness of fall prevention programmes for community-dwelling older adults aged 60 years or over. Searching MEDLINE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), CINAHL

2008 DARE.

287. Environmental interventions to prevent falls in community-dwelling older people: a meta-analysis of randomized trials

Environmental interventions to prevent falls in community-dwelling older people: a meta-analysis of randomized trials 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.

2008 DARE.

288. The effect of bedrails on falls and injury: a systematic review of clinical studies

The effect of bedrails on falls and injury: a systematic review of clinical 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.

2008 DARE.

289. Multifactorial assessment and targeted intervention for preventing falls and injuries among older people in community and emergency care settings: systematic review and meta-analysis

Multifactorial assessment and targeted intervention for preventing falls and injuries among older people in community and emergency care settings: systematic review and meta-analysis Multifactorial assessment and targeted intervention for preventing falls and injuries among older people in community and emergency care settings: systematic review and meta-analysis Multifactorial assessment and targeted intervention for preventing falls and injuries among older people in community and emergency (...) care settings: systematic review and meta-analysis Gates S, Fisher J D, Cooke M W, Carter Y H, Lamb S E CRD summary The authors concluded that there is currently limited evidence to support the effectiveness of multifactorial fall prevention programmes in community, primary or emergency care settings. The review was generally well conducted. However, the authors' conclusions, though cautious, may be overstating the case for fall prevention programmes in view of the lack of statistically significant

2008 DARE.

290. Systematic review of the benefits and harms of calcitriol and alfacalcidol for fractures and falls

Systematic review of the benefits and harms of calcitriol and alfacalcidol for fractures and falls 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.

2008 DARE.

291. Exercise for fall risk reduction in community-dwelling older adults: a systematic review

Exercise for fall risk reduction in community-dwelling older adults: a systematic review 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.

2008 DARE.

292. A systematic review to determine the effectiveness of Tai Chi in reducing falls and fear of falling in older adults Full Text available with Trip Pro

A systematic review to determine the effectiveness of Tai Chi in reducing falls and fear of falling in older adults A systematic review to determine the effectiveness of Tai Chi in reducing falls and fear of falling in older adults A systematic review to determine the effectiveness of Tai Chi in reducing falls and fear of falling in older adults Harling A, Simpson JP CRD summary This review concluded that Tai Chi was an effective method of reducing fear of falling and incidence of falls (...) in older adults. Given the considerable variation between included trials in terms of their participants, interventions and outcome measures, and that not all trials presented statistically significant findings, the authors' conclusion should be treated with caution. Authors' objectives To evaluate the effectiveness of Tai Chi for the reduction of falls and fear of falling in older adults. Searching PubMed, AMED, CINAHL, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), PEDro and Scirus were

2008 DARE.

293. Effectiveness of multifaceted fall-prevention programs for the elderly in residential care Full Text available with Trip Pro

Effectiveness of multifaceted fall-prevention programs for the elderly in residential care Effectiveness of multifaceted fall-prevention programs for the elderly in residential care Effectiveness of multifaceted fall-prevention programs for the elderly in residential care Cusimano MD, Kwok J, Spadafora K CRD summary This review found limited evidence that multifaceted intervention programmes can prevent falls in elderly residents in residential care. The authors' conclusions were appropriate (...) , but flaws in the review process meant that the reliability of the conclusions is unclear. Authors' objectives To evaluate the effectiveness of multifaceted intervention programmes in fall reduction among older people who live in residential care facilities. Searching MEDLINE, EMBASE and CINAHL were searched without language restriction from inception to July 2007; search terms were reported. A number of internet search engines and reference lists of retrieved articles were searched. Only peer-reviewed

2008 DARE.

294. The influence of drug use on fall incidents among nursing home residents: a systematic review

The influence of drug use on fall incidents among nursing home residents: a systematic review 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.

2008 DARE.

295. Differential effects of D-hormone analogs and native vitamin D on the risk of falls: a comparative meta-analysis

Differential effects of D-hormone analogs and native vitamin D on the risk of falls: a comparative 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.

2008 DARE.

296. Prevention of falls and fall-related injuries in community-dwelling seniors: an evidence-based analysis

Prevention of falls and fall-related injuries in community-dwelling seniors: an evidence-based analysis Prevention of falls and fall-related injuries in community-dwelling seniors: an evidence-based analysis Prevention of falls and fall-related injuries in community-dwelling seniors: an evidence-based analysis Medical Advisory Secretariat CRD summary The authors concluded that long-term exercise programmes in mobile seniors and environmental modifications in frail elderly would effectively (...) reduce falls and possibly fall-related injuries. The conclusions represented the evidence presented. However, the possibility of language, publication and reviewer biases and the small number of studies for some comparisons made the reliability of the authors' conclusions unclear. Authors' objectives To identify interventions that may be effective in reducing the probability of an elderly person's falling and/or sustaining a fall-related injury. Searching MEDLINE, MEDLINE In-Process and Other Non

2008 DARE.

297. Does a functional activity programme improve function, quality of life, and falls for residents in long term care? Cluster randomised controlled trial. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Does a functional activity programme improve function, quality of life, and falls for residents in long term care? Cluster randomised controlled trial. To assess the effectiveness of an activity programme in improving function, quality of life, and falls in older people in residential care.Cluster randomised controlled trial with one year follow-up.41 low level dependency residential care homes in New Zealand.682 people aged 65 years or over.330 residents were offered a goal setting (...) and individualised activities of daily living activity programme by a gerontology nurse, reinforced by usual healthcare assistants; 352 residents received social visits.Function (late life function and disability instruments, elderly mobility scale, FICSIT-4 balance test, timed up and go test), quality of life (life satisfaction index, EuroQol), and falls (time to fall over 12 months). Secondary outcomes were depressive symptoms and hospital admissions.473 (70%) participants completed the trial. The programme

2008 BMJ Controlled trial quality: predicted high

298. Cost-effectiveness of a multidisciplinary fall prevention program in community-dwelling elderly people: a randomized controlled trial (ISRCTN 64716113)

Cost-effectiveness of a multidisciplinary fall prevention program in community-dwelling elderly people: a randomized controlled trial (ISRCTN 64716113) Cost-effectiveness of a multidisciplinary fall prevention program in community-dwelling elderly people: a randomized controlled trial (ISRCTN 64716113) Cost-effectiveness of a multidisciplinary fall prevention program in community-dwelling elderly people: a randomized controlled trial (ISRCTN 64716113) Hendriks M R, Evers S M, Bleijlevens M H (...) , van Haastregt J C, Crebolder H F, van Eijk J Th 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 study objective was to examine the cost-effectiveness of a multidisciplinary and multifactorial programme to prevent falls in community

2008 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

299. Cost benefit considerations of preventing elderly falls through environmental modifications to homes in Hana, Maui

Cost benefit considerations of preventing elderly falls through environmental modifications to homes in Hana, Maui Cost benefit considerations of preventing elderly falls through environmental modifications to homes in Hana, Maui Cost benefit considerations of preventing elderly falls through environmental modifications to homes in Hana, Maui Ling C, Henderson S, Henderson R, Henderson M, Pedro T, Pang L 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 examine the clinical and economic impact of a programme of home environment improvements to prevent falls in the elderly. The authors concluded that the implementation of the home modifications programme reduced both the rate of falls and the fall-related medical

2008 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

300. Use of the berg balance scale for predicting multiple falls in community-dwelling elderly people: a prospective study Full Text available with Trip Pro

Use of the berg balance scale for predicting multiple falls in community-dwelling elderly people: a prospective study Falls are a significant public health concern for older adults; early identification of people at high risk for falling facilitates the provision of rehabilitation treatment to reduce future fall risk. The objective of this prospective cohort study was to examine the predictive validity of the Berg Balance Scale (BBS) for 3 types of outcomes-any fall (> or =1 fall), multiple (...) falls (> or =2 falls), and injurious falls-by use of sensitivity, specificity, receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves, area under the curve, and likelihood ratios.A sample of 210 community-dwelling older adults received a comprehensive geriatric assessment at baseline, which included the BBS to measure balance. Data on prospective falls were collected monthly for a year. The predictive validity of the BBS for the identification of future fall risk was evaluated.The BBS had good

2008 EvidenceUpdates