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301. Evaluation of three fall-risk assessment tools in an acute care setting. (Abstract)

Evaluation of three fall-risk assessment tools in an acute care setting. AIM: This paper is a report of a study to evaluate the validity of three fall-risk assessment tools to identify patients at high risk for falls. BACKGROUND: Patient falls make up 38% of all adverse events occurring in hospital settings, and may result in physical injury and undesirable emotional and financial outcomes. No single fall-risk assessment tool has been conclusively validated. METHOD: The Morse Fall Scale, St (...) Thomas Risk Assessment Tool in Falling Elderly Inpatients, and Hendrich II Fall Risk Model were validated in inter-rater reliability and validity studies in 2003. This included assessment of the probability of disagreement, kappa-values, sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive values and negative predictive values of the assessment tools with the associated 95% CI. FINDINGS: One hundred and forty-four patients were recruited for the inter-rater reliability study. The probabilities

2007 EvidenceUpdates

302. The STRATIFY falls risk assessment tool was not useful in predicting falls in patients with acute stroke

The STRATIFY falls risk assessment tool was not useful in predicting falls in patients with acute stroke The STRATIFY falls risk assessment tool was not useful in predicting falls in patients with acute stroke | 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 The STRATIFY falls risk assessment tool was not useful in predicting falls in patients with acute stroke Article Text Clinical prediction guide The STRATIFY falls risk assessment tool

2007 Evidence-Based Nursing

303. A discharge planning intervention improved outcomes in older people admitted to hospital for hip fracture after a fall

A discharge planning intervention improved outcomes in older people admitted to hospital for hip fracture after a fall A discharge planning intervention improved outcomes in older people admitted to hospital for hip fracture after a fall | 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 discharge planning intervention improved outcomes in older people admitted to hospital for hip fracture after a fall Article Text Treatment A discharge

2007 Evidence-Based Nursing

304. Will my patient fall? (Abstract)

Will my patient fall? Effective multifactorial interventions reduce the frequent falling rate of older patients by 30% to 40%. However, clinical consensus suggests reserving these interventions for high-risk patients. Limiting fall prevention programs to high-risk patients implies that clinicians must recognize features that predict future falls.To identify the prognostic value of risk factors for future falls among older patients.Search of MEDLINE (1966-September 2004), CINAHL (1982-September (...) 2004), and authors' own files to identify prospective cohort studies of risk factors for falls that performed a multivariate analysis of such factors.Two reviewers independently determined inclusion of articles and assessed study quality. Disagreements were resolved by consensus. Included studies were those identifying the prognostic value of risk factors for future falls among community-dwelling persons 65 years and older. Clinically identifiable risk factors were identified across 6 domains

2007 JAMA

305. The effect of cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) on the risk of fall and fracture: a meta-analysis

The effect of cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) on the risk of fall and fracture: a meta-analysis The effect of cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) on the risk of fall and fracture: a meta-analysis The effect of cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) on the risk of fall and fracture: a meta-analysis Jackson C, Gaugris S, Sen S S, Hosking D CRD summary This review found that there is a trend towards a reduced risk of falls associated with vitamin D treatment. Evidence relating to fracture risk was inconclusive (...) . The conclusion about risk of falls is not well supported by the evidence presented, as no benefit was found for postmenopausal women and the review was not designed to apply to any other population group. Authors' objectives To determine the effect of vitamin D supplementation on the risk of fall and fracture, primarily in postmenopausal women. Searching MEDLINE, EMBASE, BIOSIS Previews and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews were searched from 1985 to June 2005. The reference lists of relevant

2007 DARE.

306. Medication as a risk factor for falls: critical systematic review

Medication as a risk factor for falls: critical systematic review Medication as a risk factor for falls: critical systematic review Medication as a risk factor for falls: critical systematic review Hartikainen S, Lonnroos E, Louhivuori K CRD summary The authors concluded that central nervous system drugs (particularly psychotropic agents) may be associated with an increased risk of falls, but further good-quality research was required. The authors’ cautious conclusions appear to reflect (...) evidence from predominantly observational studies, but poor reporting of review methods and a limited validity assessment mean that the reliability of the conclusions is unclear. Authors' objectives To examine the association between medications and falls in older people. Searching MEDLINE (1996 to December 2004) and the Cochrane Library were searched for studies published in English; the search terms were reported. In addition, the reference lists of retrieved studies were screened. Study selection

2007 DARE.

307. Multifactorial and functional mobility assessment tools for fall risk among older adults in community, home-support, long-term and acute care settings Full Text available with Trip Pro

Multifactorial and functional mobility assessment tools for fall risk among older adults in community, home-support, long-term and acute care settings Multifactorial and functional mobility assessment tools for fall risk among older adults in community, home-support, long-term and acute care settings Multifactorial and functional mobility assessment tools for fall risk among older adults in community, home-support, long-term and acute care settings Scott V, Votova K, Scanlan A, Close J CRD (...) summary This review evaluated the validity and reliability of fall-risk assessment tools in the elderly. The authors concluded that reliable fall-risk assessment tools are available, with sufficient evidence to support the use of some tools in the community, supportive housing, acute and long-term care settings. However, there was no one tool that could be recommended for use across all settings. These conclusions should be interpreted with caution since they are based on a few studies with few

2007 DARE.

308. Interventions to reduce fear of falling in community-living older people: a systematic review

Interventions to reduce fear of falling in community-living older people: 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.

2007 DARE.

309. Review: evidence from single studies shows that a few fall risk assessment tools can predict falls in elderly people

Review: evidence from single studies shows that a few fall risk assessment tools can predict falls in elderly people Review: evidence from single studies shows that a few fall risk assessment tools can predict falls in elderly people | 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 Review: evidence from single studies shows that a few fall risk assessment tools can predict falls in elderly people Article Text Clinical prediction

2007 Evidence-Based Medicine

310. Falls and health status in elderly women following first eye cataract surgery: an economic evaluation conducted alongside a randomised controlled trial

Falls and health status in elderly women following first eye cataract surgery: an economic evaluation conducted alongside a randomised controlled trial 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.

2007 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

311. Cost effectiveness of a medical vigilance system to reduce patient falls

Cost effectiveness of a medical vigilance system to reduce patient falls Cost effectiveness of a medical vigilance system to reduce patient falls Cost effectiveness of a medical vigilance system to reduce patient falls Spetz J, Jacobs J, Hatler C 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 cost-effectiveness of the LG1 Intelligent Medical Vigilance TM System, for fall prevention in hospitalised patients at high risk of a fall, after neurosurgery. The authors concluded that the system reduced the rate of patient falls, but at higher costs. It was potentially cost saving due to unmeasured costs. The study was well presented, but had some methodological limitations. Further studies are required

2007 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

312. A multifactorial intervention reduced the mean number of falls but not the proportion who fell in older people with recurrent falls Full Text available with Trip Pro

A multifactorial intervention reduced the mean number of falls but not the proportion who fell in older people with recurrent falls A multifactorial intervention reduced the mean number of falls but not the proportion who fell in older people with recurrent falls | 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 reduced the mean number of falls but not the proportion who fell in older people with recurrent falls

2006 Evidence-Based Nursing

313. Effectiveness of physical training on motor performance and fall prevention in cognitively impaired older persons: a systematic review

Effectiveness of physical training on motor performance and fall prevention in cognitively impaired older persons: 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.

2006 DARE.

314. Economic analysis of a community-based falls prevention program

Economic analysis of a community-based falls prevention program Economic analysis of a community-based falls prevention program Economic analysis of a community-based falls prevention program Beard J, Rowell D, Scott D, van Beurden E, Barnett L, Hughes K, Newman B 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 carry out an economic evaluation of a community-based fall prevention programme, namely Stay on Your Feet, which targeted older people at all levels of risk. The authors concluded that the programme was a cost-effective strategy. The study had some methodological limitations especially in the determination of the benefit measure. Overall, the authors’ conclusions appear to be valid given the accurate

2006 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

315. Economic analysis of tai chi as a means of preventing falls and falls related injuries among older adults

Economic analysis of tai chi as a means of preventing falls and falls related injuries among older adults Economic analysis of tai chi as a means of preventing falls and falls related injuries among older adults Economic analysis of tai chi as a means of preventing falls and falls related injuries among older adults 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 examined the impact of a community-based tai chi programme to prevent falls in elderly people. The programme did not avoid a significant number of serious falls in comparison with usual care. The value of avoiding this small number of falls should be assessed against the high cost of the consequences of these falls. Although the economic data was well

2006 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

316. Use of the `STRATIFY` falls risk assessment in patients recovering from acute stroke. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Use of the `STRATIFY` falls risk assessment in patients recovering from acute stroke. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the predictive validity and reliability of the STRATIFY falls risk assessment tool as applied to patients recovering from acute stroke. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Six stroke rehabilitation units in the North of England. SUBJECTS: All patients with a diagnosis of acute stroke admitted to the participating stroke units during a 6-month study period. ASSESSMENT (...) : on admission, falls risk (STRATIFY), disability (Barthel index), mobility (Rivermead mobility index), cognitive impairment (abbreviated mental test score) and visual neglect (Albert's test) were assessed. Then, STRATIFY was completed weekly and within 48 h of anticipated discharge. Consenting patients were contacted at 3 months after discharge to determine falls. OUTCOME MEASURES: Occurrence of a fall within 28 days of the baseline STRATIFY (in-patient study), falls in the first 3 months after discharge

2006 EvidenceUpdates

317. Prevention of falls and consequent injuries in elderly people. (Abstract)

Prevention of falls and consequent injuries in elderly people. Injuries resulting from falls in elderly people are a major public-health concern, representing one of the main causes of longstanding pain, functional impairment, disability, and death in this population. The problem is going to worsen, since the rates of such injuries seem to be rising in many areas, as is the number of elderly people in both the developed and developing world. Many methods and programmes to prevent such injuries

2005 Lancet

318. Review: prophylactic use of vitamin D reduces falls in older persons Full Text available with Trip Pro

Review: prophylactic use of vitamin D reduces falls in older persons Review: prophylactic use of vitamin D reduces falls in older persons | 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 Review: prophylactic use of vitamin D reduces falls in older persons Article Text Therapeutics Review: prophylactic use of vitamin D reduces falls in older persons Free Bruce E Johnson , MD Statistics from Altmetric.com Bischoff-Ferrari HA, Dawson-Hughes

2005 Evidence-Based Medicine

319. Review: prophylactic use of vitamin D reduces falls in older people Full Text available with Trip Pro

Review: prophylactic use of vitamin D reduces falls in older people Review: prophylactic use of vitamin D reduces falls in older people | 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 Review: prophylactic use of vitamin D reduces falls in older people Article Text Treatment Review: prophylactic use of vitamin D reduces falls in older people Free Heather Monaghan , RN, MHSc Statistics from Altmetric.com Bischoff-Ferrari HA, Dawson-Hughes B

2005 Evidence-Based Nursing

320. Prevention of falls in long-term care facilities.

Prevention of falls in long-term care facilities. Guidelines and Measures | Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality HHS.gov Search ahrq.gov Search ahrq.gov Menu Topics A - Z Healthcare Delivery Latest available findings on quality of and access to health care Searchable database of AHRQ Grants, Working Papers & HHS Recovery Act Projects AHRQ Projects funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund You are here Guidelines and Measures Funding for the National Guideline Clearinghouse

2005 Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care