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Comparison of Frailty Phenotypes for Prediction of Mortality, Incident Falls, and Hip Fracture in Older Women To compare the ability of the commonly used Women's Health Initiative (WHI) and Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS) frailty phenotypes to predict falls, hip fracture, and death in WHI Clinical Trial participants aged 65 and older.Longitudinal cohort study.WHI Clinical Trial.Participants with data for WHI and CHS frailty phenotypes (N = 3,558).Frailty was operationally defined in the CHS (...) compared for models containing alternative instruments.Approximately 5% of participants were frail based on the CHS or WHI phenotype. The WHI frailty phenotype was associated with higher rates of falls (hazard ratio (HR) = 1.48, P = .003), hip fracture (HR = 1.87, P = .04), and death (HR = 2.32, P < .001). Comparable HRs in CHS-phenotype frail women were 1.32 (P = .04), 1.08 (P = .83), and 1.91 (P < .001), respectively. Harrell C-statistics revealed marked but insignificant differences in predicting
Impact of falling on social participation and social support trajectories in a middle-aged and elderly European sample Whereas falls are frequent and traumatic events for the elderly, their long-term consequences in terms of the social lives of older fallers are understudied. This study aimed to identify the impact of falling on the trajectories of social participation and social support of older people in Europe. Our sample consisted of 16,583 people aged 50-95 years from 10 European countries (...) who responded to the waves 1, 2 and 4 of the Survey of Health Ageing and Retirement in Europe. The impact of falling on the trajectories of social participation and social support was examined using generalised estimating equation (GEE) models. The effect of the interactions between falling and frailty and between falling and social support on social participation was assessed. Falls were negatively associated with social participation (OR=0.73, p<0.001) and positively associated with social
Prevalence of falls among community-dwelling elderly and its associated factors: A cross-sectional study in Perak, Malaysia Fall is a major cause of injuries and can increase the risk of early mortality among elderly. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of falls among community-dwelling elderly in rural Malaysia and its associated factors.Data were obtained from a cross-sectional survey in five randomly selected districts in the state of Perak, Malaysia. A total of 250 (...) households were randomly selected. A total of 811 individuals aged 60 years or more were recruited and interviewed using a structured questionnaire. Information about socio-demographic, history of falls in the past 1 year, medical history, drug history and physical activity level were enquired.The prevalence of falls in the past 1 year among community-dwelling elderly was reported to be 4.07%. Indigenous elderly (Adjusted odd ratio, AOR = 6.06, 95% CI = 1.10-33.55, p = 0.039) and living alone (AOR = 2.60
Fall Risk Assessment Tools and Prevention Strategies: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines Fall Risk Assessment Tools and Prevention Strategies: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines | CADTH.ca Find the information you need Fall Risk Assessment Tools and Prevention Strategies: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines Fall Risk Assessment Tools and Prevention Strategies: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines Published on: January 22, 2016 Project Number: RA0826-000 Product Line: Research Type (...) : Devices and Systems Report Type: Reference List Result type: Report Question What is the effectiveness of risk assessment tools to assess risk of falling in ambulatory adults who may be at risk for falls in the community setting? What is the clinical effectiveness of strategies to prevent falls in ambulatory adults at risk of falls in the community setting? What are the evidence-based guidelines for preventing falls in ambulatory adults at risk of falls in the community setting? Key Message Eleven
Social support and older adult falls Social support has been shown to be associated with various positive health outcomes among older adults but has not been previously examined in relation to falls, which are a serious health concern among older adults.This study (n = 1000) uses multivariable logistic regression to evaluate the relationship between social contact and perceived availability of social support and falls among older adults. When adjusting for demographic and other covariates (...) neither relationship was significant.This study does not find evidence to suggest that social support could be a prevention measure for falls. Future research on this topic should focus on careful definition and precise measurement of the social support construct.
Fall Prevention Strategies for Adult Patients: Comparative Effectiveness, Cost-Effectiveness, and Guidelines Fall Prevention Strategies for Adult Patients: Comparative Effectiveness, Cost-Effectiveness, and Guidelines | CADTH.ca Find the information you need Fall Prevention Strategies for Adult Patients: Comparative Effectiveness, Cost-Effectiveness, and Guidelines Fall Prevention Strategies for Adult Patients: Comparative Effectiveness, Cost-Effectiveness, and Guidelines Published on: January (...) 15, 2016 Project Number: RB0950-000 Product Line: Research Type: Devices and Systems Report Type: Summary of Abstracts Result type: Report Question What is the comparative effectiveness of fall prevention strategies, versus fall risk assessments alone or fall risk assessments and fall prevention strategies for adult patients? What is the cost-effectiveness of fall prevention strategies for adult patients? What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the use of fall prevention strategies
Does usage of a parachute in contrast to free fall prevent major trauma?: a prospective randomised-controlled trial in rag dolls. It is undisputed for more than 200 years that the use of a parachute prevents major trauma when falling from a great height. Nevertheless up to date no prospective randomised controlled trial has proven the superiority in preventing trauma when falling from a great height instead of a free fall. The aim of this prospective randomised controlled trial was to prove (...) the effectiveness of a parachute when falling from great height.In this prospective randomised-controlled trial a commercially acquirable rag doll was prepared for the purposes of the study design as in accordance to the Declaration of Helsinki, the participation of human beings in this trial was impossible. Twenty-five falls were performed with a parachute compatible to the height and weight of the doll. In the control group, another 25 falls were realised without a parachute. The main outcome measures were
Falling Together - Empathetic Care for the Dying. 26759931 2016 02 24 2016 02 11 1533-4406 374 6 2016 Feb 11 The New England journal of medicine N. Engl. J. Med. Falling Together--Empathetic Care for the Dying. 587-90 10.1056/NEJMms1516444 Rosenbaum Lisa L eng Journal Article 2016 01 13 United States N Engl J Med 0255562 0028-4793 AIM IM Empathy Female Humans Male Physician-Patient Relations Physicians psychology Terminal Care psychology Terminally Ill psychology 2016 1 14 6 0 2016 1 14 6 0
Development of an algorithm to identify fall-related injuries and costs in Medicare data Identifying fall-related injuries and costs using healthcare claims data is cost-effective and easier to implement than using medical records or patient self-report to track falls. We developed a comprehensive four-step algorithm for identifying episodes of care for fall-related injuries and associated costs, using fee-for-service Medicare and Medicare Advantage health plan claims data for 2,011 patients (...) from 5 medical groups between 2005 and 2009.First, as a preparatory step, we identified care received in acute inpatient and skilled nursing facility settings, in addition to emergency department visits. Second, based on diagnosis and procedure codes, we identified all fall-related claim records. Third, with these records, we identified six types of encounters for fall-related injuries, with different levels of injury and care. In the final step, we used these encounters to identify episodes
Effectiveness of Exergaming Training in Reducing Risk and Incidence of Falls in Frail Older Adults With a History of Falls To use Nintendo's Wii Fit balance board to determine the effectiveness of exergaming training in reducing risk and incidence of falls in older adults with a history of falls.Randomized controlled trial.Nursing home for older adults.Adults aged 65 years and older (N=60).Participants who lived in a nursing home had 6 weeks of balance training with either Wii Fit equipment (...) or conventional exercise.Physiological Profile Assessment scores and incidence of falls were observed with subsequent intention-to-treat statistical analyses.Physiological Profile Assessment scores and incidence of falls improved significantly in both groups after the intervention (all P<.01), but participants in the Wii Fit training group showed a significantly greater improvement in both outcome measures (P=.004 and P<.001, respectively).In institutionalized older adults with a history of falls, Wii Fit
Flibanserin: Feeling frisky or falling over? Tools for Practice is proudly sponsored by the Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP). ACFP is a provincial, professional voluntary organization, representing more than 4,000 family physicians, family medicine residents and medical students in Alberta. Established over fifty years ago, the ACFP strives for excellence in family practice through advocacy, continuing medical education and primary care research. www.acfp.ca February 29, 2016 (...) Flibanserin: Feeling frisky or falling over? Clinical Question: Does flibanserin improve sexual desire and the number of satisfying sexual episodes for women? Bottom-line: Flibanserin results in ~7% improvement in desire and 0.4-1 additional “satisfying” sexual event per month. However, it is also associated with adverse events like dizziness or somnolence for one in 10-15 women. Concerns regarding hypotension, syncope, and interactions with commonly used drugs (particularly alcohol) are worrisome
Evidently Advent 2015 Fear of falling Evidently Advent 2015 Fear of falling - Evidently Cochrane Search and hit Go By December 17, 2015 // You can also watch the video on YouTube: Links Kendrick D, Kumar A, Carpenter H, Zijlstra GAR, Skelton DA, Cook JR, Stevens Z, Belcher CM, Haworth D, Gawler SJ, Gage H, Masud T, Bowling A, Pearl M, Morris RW, Iliffe S, Delbaere K. . Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 11. Art. No.: CD009848. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009848.pub2 Link (...) and in the history of women’s health and illness in early modern England (MPhil., University of Reading). Evidently Advent 2015 Fear of falling by Sarah Chapman is licensed under a Leave a Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Name * E-Mail * Web Sign me up for the newsletter! Latest Posts Leave this field empty if you're human: Sharing health evidence you can trust Search Search UA-49496932-1
Preseasonal treatment with either omalizumab or an inhaled corticosteroid boost to prevent fall asthma exacerbations Short-term targeted treatment can potentially prevent fall asthma exacerbations while limiting therapy exposure.We sought to compare (1) omalizumab with placebo and (2) omalizumab with an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) boost with regard to fall exacerbation rates when initiated 4 to 6 weeks before return to school.A 3-arm, randomized, double-blind, double placebo-controlled (...) , multicenter clinical trial was conducted among inner-city asthmatic children aged 6 to 17 years with 1 or more recent exacerbations (clincaltrials.gov #NCT01430403). Guidelines-based therapy was continued over a 4- to 9-month run-in phase and a 4-month intervention phase. In a subset the effects of omalizumab on IFN-α responses to rhinovirus in PBMCs were examined.Before the falls of 2012 and 2013, 727 children were enrolled, 513 were randomized, and 478 were analyzed. The fall exacerbation rate
Longitudinal patient-oriented outcomes in neuropathy: Importance of early detection and falls To evaluate longitudinal patient-oriented outcomes in peripheral neuropathy over a 14-year time period including time before and after diagnosis.The 1996-2007 Health and Retirement Study (HRS)-Medicare Claims linked database identified incident peripheral neuropathy cases (ICD-9 codes) in patients ≥65 years. Using detailed demographic information from the HRS and Medicare claims, a propensity score (...) method identified a matched control group without neuropathy. Patient-oriented outcomes, with an emphasis on self-reported falls, pain, and self-rated health (HRS interview), were determined before and after neuropathy diagnosis. Generalized estimating equations were used to assess differences in longitudinal outcomes between cases and controls.We identified 953 peripheral neuropathy cases and 953 propensity-matched controls. The mean (SD) age was 77.4 (6.7) years for cases, 76.9 (6.6) years
Combined resistance and balance-jumping exercise reduces older women's injurious falls and fractures: 5-year follow-up study previously, a randomised controlled exercise intervention study (RCT) showed that combined resistance and balance-jumping training (COMB) improved physical functioning and bone strength. The purpose of this follow-up study was to assess whether this exercise intervention had long-lasting effects in reducing injurious falls and fractures.five-year health-care register (...) -based follow-up study after a 1-year, four-arm RCT.community-dwelling older women in Finland.one hundred and forty-five of the original 149 RCT participants; women aged 70-78 years at the beginning.participants' health-care visits were collected from computerised patient register. An injurious fall was defined as an event in which the subject contacted the health-care professionals or was taken to a hospital, due to a fall. The rate of injured fallers was assessed by Cox proportional hazards model
Fall Prevention Strategies for Adults in Acute Care Following Orthopedic Surgery 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 of the best evidence on the topic that CADTH could identify using all reasonable efforts within the time allowed. Rapid responses should (...) study only. It may not be copied, posted on a web site, redistributed by email or stored on an electronic system without the prior written permission of CADTH or applicable copyright owner. 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 Strategies for Adults in Acute Care
Exercise for falls prevention in Parkinson disease: A randomized controlled trial To determine whether falls can be prevented with minimally supervised exercise targeting potentially remediable fall risk factors, i.e., poor balance, reduced leg muscle strength, and freezing of gait, in people with Parkinson disease.Two hundred thirty-one people with Parkinson disease were randomized into exercise or usual-care control groups. Exercises were practiced for 40 to 60 minutes, 3 times weekly for 6 (...) months. Primary outcomes were fall rates and proportion of fallers during the intervention period. Secondary outcomes were physical (balance, mobility, freezing of gait, habitual physical activity), psychological (fear of falling, affect), and quality-of-life measures.There was no significant difference between groups in the rate of falls (incidence rate ratio [IRR] = 0.73, 95% confidence interval [CI] 0.45-1.17, p = 0.18) or proportion of fallers (p = 0.45). Preplanned subgroup analysis revealed
Fall-Safe Assist device for the prevention and detection of fallsFall-Safe Assist device for the prevention and detection of fallsFall-Safe Assist device for the prevention and detection of falls NIHR HSRIC 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 NIHR HSRIC. Fall-Safe Assist device for the prevention and detection of falls. Birmingham: NIHR Horizon (...) Scanning Research&Intelligence Centre. Horizon Scanning Review. 2015 Authors' objectives The Fall-Safe Assist device is a wearable, fall detection technology that has been developed by Fall-Safe Assist Ltd., in collaboration with Hip Impact Protection Ltd. It is designed to detect falls and prevent hip fractures from such falls in those people at increased risk e.g., those aged 65 years or more. Final publication URL Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by CRD MeSH Accidental Falls; Helping