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321. Certain characteristics predicted an early fall for elderly patients in a hospital rehabilitation ward Full Text available with Trip Pro

Certain characteristics predicted an early fall for elderly patients in a hospital rehabilitation ward Certain characteristics predicted an early fall for elderly patients in a hospital rehabilitation ward | 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 Certain characteristics predicted an early fall for elderly patients in a hospital rehabilitation ward Article Text Causation Certain characteristics predicted an early fall for elderly

2005 Evidence-Based Nursing

322. Randomised controlled trial of prevention of falls in people aged > or =75 with severe visual impairment: the VIP trial. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Randomised controlled trial of prevention of falls in people aged > or =75 with severe visual impairment: the VIP trial. To assess the efficacy and cost effectiveness of a home safety programme and a home exercise programme to reduce falls and injuries in older people with low vision.Randomised controlled trial.Dunedin and Auckland, New Zealand.391 women and men aged > or =75 with visual acuity of 6/24 or worse who were living in the community; 92% (361 of 391) completed one year of follow (...) -up.Participants received a home safety assessment and modification programme delivered by an occupational therapist (n = 100), an exercise programme prescribed at home by a physiotherapist plus vitamin D supplementation (n = 97), both interventions (n = 98), or social visits (n = 96).Numbers of falls and injuries resulting from falls, costs of implementing the home safety programme.Fewer falls occurred in the group randomised to the home safety programme but not in the exercise programme (incidence rate

2005 BMJ Controlled trial quality: predicted high

323. The environment and falls prevention: do environmental modifications make a difference?

The environment and falls prevention: do environmental modifications make a difference? The environment and falls prevention: do environmental modifications make a difference? The environment and falls prevention: do environmental modifications make a difference? Tse T CRD summary This review evaluated evidence for falls prevention and environmental modification for older people. The author concluded that there is some evidence for environmental modification strategies in preventing falls (...) , particularly multidisciplinary or multifactorial programmes in individuals with a history of falls, but further research is needed. The author's cautious conclusions seem appropriate, but the possibility of bias should be noted. Authors' objectives To evaluate the published evidence related to falls prevention and environmental modification for older people. Searching The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, AgeLine (1994 to 2004), CINAHL (1994 to 2004) and MEDLINE (1994 to 2004) were searched

2005 DARE.

324. A meta-analysis of exercise programmes for preventing falls in older people

A meta-analysis of exercise programmes for preventing falls in older people A meta-analysis of exercise programmes for preventing falls in older people A meta-analysis of exercise programmes for preventing falls in older people Sohng K Y, Choi J H, Song H H, Moon J S CRD summary This review assessed the effectiveness of exercise programmes in preventing falls and improving balance and muscle strength in older people. The authors concluded that there is an overall, marginally significant (...) , benefit of exercise, but further studies are recommended. The limited search and lack of a quality assessment of the included studies make it difficult to assess the reliability of the results. Authors' objectives To assess the effectiveness of exercise programmes in preventing falls and improving balance and muscle strength in older people. Searching MEDLINE and CINAHL were searched from inception to 2003; the search terms were reported. The authors also checked the reference lists of retrieved

2005 DARE.

325. Resistance exercises or vitamin D did not improve physical health or reduce falls in frail older people Full Text available with Trip Pro

Resistance exercises or vitamin D did not improve physical health or reduce falls in frail older people Resistance exercises or vitamin D did not improve physical health or reduce falls in frail 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 Resistance exercises or vitamin D did not improve physical health or reduce falls in frail older people Article Text Treatment Resistance exercises or vitamin D did not improve physical

2004 Evidence-Based Nursing

326. A multifactorial intervention after a fall did not prevent falls in elderly patients with cognitive impairment and dementia Full Text available with Trip Pro

A multifactorial intervention after a fall did not prevent falls in elderly patients with cognitive impairment and dementia A multifactorial intervention after a fall did not prevent falls in elderly patients with cognitive impairment and dementia | 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 after a fall did not prevent falls in elderly patients with cognitive impairment and dementia Article Text

2004 Evidence-Based Nursing

327. What are the main risk factors for falls amongst older people and what are the most effective interventions to prevent these falls?

What are the main risk factors for falls amongst older people and what are the most effective interventions to prevent these falls? WHO/Europe | What are the main risk factors for falls amongst older people and what are the most effective interventions to prevent these falls? S Français Deutsch Pусский M search Databases Interactive atlases Evidence resources European health report Our flagship report maps health trends, charts progress towards achieving health goals and provides an advance (...) base for health policy Resources Social media Events Organization Governance Partners Networks Jobs and internships What are the main risk factors for falls amongst older people and what are the most effective interventions to prevent these falls? What are the main risk factors for falls amongst older people and what are the most effective interventions to prevent these falls? Download Summary The issue Older people make up a large and increasing percentage of the population. As people grow older

2004 WHO Health Evidence Network

328. Falls: The assessment and prevention of falls in older people

Falls: The assessment and prevention of falls in older people Falls: The assessment and prevention of falls in older people Falls: The assessment and prevention of falls in older people National Institute for Clinical Excellence Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation National Institute for Clinical Excellence. Falls: The assessment and prevention (...) of falls in older people. London: National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) 2004: 29 Authors' objectives This report aims to provide guidelines on the assessment and prevention of falls in older people. Authors' conclusions Case/risk identification - Older people in contact with healthcare professionals should be asked routinely whether they have fallen in the past year and asked about the frequency, context and characteristics of the fall/s. - Older people reporting a fall or considered

2004 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

329. Effectiveness of targeted falls prevention programme in subacute hospital setting: randomised controlled trial. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Effectiveness of targeted falls prevention programme in subacute hospital setting: randomised controlled trial. To assess the effectiveness of a targeted, multiple intervention falls prevention programme in reducing falls and injuries related to falls in a subacute hospital.Randomised controlled trial of a targeted multiple intervention programme implemented in addition to usual care compared with usual care alone.Three subacute wards in a metropolitan hospital specialising in rehabilitation (...) and care of elderly patients.626 men and women aged 38 to 99 years (average 80 years) were recruited from consecutive admissions to subacute hospital wards.Falls risk alert card with information brochure, exercise programme, education programme, and hip protectors.Incidence rate of falls, injuries related to falls, and proportion of participants who experienced one or more falls during their stay in hospital.Participants in the intervention group (n = 310) experienced 30% fewer falls than participants

2004 BMJ Controlled trial quality: predicted high

330. Effect of vitamin D on falls: a meta-analysis

Effect of vitamin D on falls: a 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.

2004 DARE.

331. Interventions for the prevention of falls in older adults: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised clinical trials

Interventions for the prevention of falls in older adults: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised clinical 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.

2004 DARE.

332. Association between falls in elderly women and chronic diseases and drug use: cross sectional study. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Association between falls in elderly women and chronic diseases and drug use: cross sectional study. To assess the associations between having had a fall and chronic diseases and drug use in elderly women.Cross sectional survey, using data from the British women's heart and health study.General practices in 23 towns in Great Britain.4050 women aged 60-79 years.Whether women had had falls in the previous 12 months.The prevalence of falling increased with increasing numbers of simultaneously (...) occurring chronic diseases. However, no such relation with falling was found in the fully adjusted data for the number of drugs used. Circulatory disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, depression, and arthritis were all associated with an increased odds of falling. The fully adjusted, population attributable risk of falling associated with having at least one chronic disease was 32.2% (95% confidence interval 19.6% to 42.8%). Only two classes of drugs (hypnotics and anxiolytics

2003 BMJ

333. Multifactorial intervention after a fall in older people with cognitive impairment and dementia presenting to the accident and emergency department: randomised controlled trial. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Multifactorial intervention after a fall in older people with cognitive impairment and dementia presenting to the accident and emergency department: randomised controlled trial. To determine the effectiveness of multifactorial intervention after a fall in older patients with cognitive impairment and dementia attending the accident and emergency department.Randomised controlled trial.274 cognitively impaired older people (aged 65 or over) presenting to the accident and emergency department after (...) a fall: 130 were randomised to assessment and intervention and 144 were randomised to assessment followed by conventional care (control group).Two accident and emergency departments, Newcastle upon Tyne.Primary outcome was number of participants who fell in year after intervention. Secondary outcomes were number of falls (corrected for diary returns), time to first fall, injury rates, fall related attendances at accident and emergency department, fall related hospital admissions

2003 BMJ Controlled trial quality: predicted high

334. Prevention of falls in long-term care facilities: systematic review and recommendations

Prevention of falls in long-term care facilities: systematic review and recommendations Prevention of falls in long-term care facilities: systematic review and recommendations Prevention of falls in long-term care facilities: systematic review and recommendations Norris M A, Walton R E, Patterson C J S, Feightner J W and the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment. No evaluation of the quality (...) of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Norris M A, Walton R E, Patterson C J S, Feightner J W and the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care. Prevention of falls in long-term care facilities: systematic review and recommendations. London, Ontario: Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) 2003: 55 Authors' objectives The aim of this study was to systematically review the evidence for the effectiveness of fall prevention programs in long term care facilities (LTC

2003 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

335. Effects of vitamin D supplementation on strength, physical performance, and falls in older persons: a systematic review

Effects of vitamin D supplementation on strength, physical performance, and falls in older persons: a systematic review Effects of vitamin D supplementation on strength, physical performance, and falls in older persons: a systematic review Effects of vitamin D supplementation on strength, physical performance, and falls in older persons: a systematic review Latham N K, Anderson C S, Reid I R CRD summary This review examined whether vitamin D supplements improve muscle strength and physical (...) function in older people and reduce falls. The authors concluded that there is insufficient evidence to show that vitamin D alone is effective, although it may be effective when combined with calcium supplements. Despite some weaknesses in the review, the conclusions are likely to be accurate. Authors' objectives To assess the effectiveness of vitamin D supplements on muscle strength, physical function and the number of falls in older people. Searching MEDLINE (from 1966 to May 2002), CINAHL (from 1982

2003 DARE.

336. Clinical and economic outcomes of a fall-focused pharmaceutical intervention program

Clinical and economic outcomes of a fall-focused pharmaceutical intervention program Clinical and economic outcomes of a fall-focused pharmaceutical intervention program Clinical and economic outcomes of a fall-focused pharmaceutical intervention program Haumschild M J, Karfonta T L, Haumschild M S, Phillips S E 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. Health technology The study analysed the effect of a fall-focused pharmaceutical intervention plan (FFPIP) for the prevention of patient falls among elderly patients in a large urban rehabilitation centre, as compared with no specific intervention. FFPIP involved reviewing all medications by a pharmacist, and identifying and reviewing dosage and indications, and, with the participation

2003 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

337. When the cradle falls II: the cost-effectiveness of treating postnatal depression in a psychiatric day hospital compared with routine primary care

When the cradle falls II: the cost-effectiveness of treating postnatal depression in a psychiatric day hospital compared with routine primary care When the cradle falls II: the cost-effectiveness of treating postnatal depression in a psychiatric day hospital compared with routine primary care When the cradle falls II: the cost-effectiveness of treating postnatal depression in a psychiatric day hospital compared with routine primary care Boath E, Major K, Cox J Record Status This is a critical (...) Supported by a grant from West Midlands Regional Health Authority. Bibliographic details Boath E, Major K, Cox J. When the cradle falls II: the cost-effectiveness of treating postnatal depression in a psychiatric day hospital compared with routine primary care. Journal of Affective Disorders 2003; 74(2): 159-166 PubMedID Other publications of related interest Boath E, Cox J, Lewis M, et al. When the cradle falls: the treatment of postnatal depression in a psychiatric day hospital compared with routine

2003 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

338. Randomised factorial trial of falls prevention among older people living in their own homes. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Randomised factorial trial of falls prevention among older people living in their own homes. To test the effectiveness of, and explore interactions between, three interventions to prevent falls among older people.A randomised controlled trial with a full factorial design.Urban community in Melbourne, Australia.1090 aged 70 years and over and living at home. Most were Australian born and rated their health as good to excellent; just over half lived alone.Three interventions (group based exercise (...) , home hazard management, and vision improvement) delivered to eight groups defined by the presence or absence of each intervention.Time to first fall ascertained by an 18 month falls calendar and analysed with survival analysis techniques. Changes to targeted risk factors were assessed by using measures of quadriceps strength, balance, vision, and number of hazards in the home.The rate ratio for exercise was 0.82 (95% confidence interval 0.70 to 0.97, P=0.02), and a significant effect (P<0.05

2002 BMJ Controlled trial quality: predicted high

339. A meta-analysis of fall prevention programs for the elderly: how effective are they?

A meta-analysis of fall prevention programs for the elderly: how effective are they? A meta-analysis of fall prevention programs for the elderly: how effective are they? A meta-analysis of fall prevention programs for the elderly: how effective are they? Hill-Westmoreland E E, Soeken K, Spellbring A M Authors' objectives To assess the effects of fall prevention programmes on the proportion of falls in the elderly. Searching MEDLINE (from 1966 to 1999) and CINAHL (from 1982 to 1999) were (...) searched using combinations of the keywords 'aged or elderly', 'falls', 'fall prevention', 'accidental falls', 'interventions', 'intervention studies', 'experimental studies' and 'results'. The searches were restricted to articles published in the English language. Citation searches of the Social Sciences Citation Index and the Science Citation Index were then undertaken using eleven of the abstracts that had variables of interest. The authors also checked the references of articles that were

2002 DARE.

340. Effectiveness and economic evaluation of a nurse delivered home exercise programme to prevent falls. 1: Randomised controlled trial. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Effectiveness and economic evaluation of a nurse delivered home exercise programme to prevent falls. 1: Randomised controlled trial. To assess the effectiveness of a trained district nurse individually prescribing a home based exercise programme to reduce falls and injuries in elderly people and to estimate the cost effectiveness of the programme.Randomised controlled trial with one year's follow up.Community health service at a New Zealand hospital.240 women and men aged 75 years and older.121 (...) participants received the exercise programme (exercise group) and 119 received usual care (control group); 90% (211 of 233) completed the trial.Number of falls, number of injuries resulting from falls, costs of implementing the programme, and hospital costs as a result of falls.Falls were reduced by 46% (incidence rate ratio 0.54, 95% confidence interval 0.32 to 0.90). Five hospital admissions were due to injuries caused by falls in the control group and none in the exercise group. The programme cost

2001 BMJ Controlled trial quality: uncertain