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121. Exercise for falls prevention in Parkinson disease: A randomized controlled trial Full Text available with Trip Pro

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

2015 EvidenceUpdates Controlled trial quality: predicted high

122. Cohort study: Higher antihypertensive dose increases risk of falls in older people Full Text available with Trip Pro

Cohort study: Higher antihypertensive dose increases risk of falls in older people Higher antihypertensive dose increases risk of 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 Higher antihypertensive dose increases risk of falls in older people Article Text Care of older people Cohort study Higher antihypertensive dose increases risk of falls in older people David S H Lee , Leah M Goeres Statistics from Altmetric.com

2015 Evidence-Based Nursing

123. Fall-Safe Assist device for the prevention and detection of falls

Fall-Safe Assist device for the prevention and detection of falls Fall-Safe Assist device for the prevention and detection of falls Fall-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

2015 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

124. Clinical Practice Guidelines on Falls Prevention among Older Adults living in the Community

Clinical Practice Guidelines on Falls Prevention among Older Adults living in the Community FALLS PREVENTION AMONG OLDER ADULTS LIVING IN THE COMMUNITY HPB-MOH Clinical Practice Guidelines 1/2015 Academy of Medicine, Singapore College of Family Physicians, Singapore Gerontological Society Singapore Singapore Nurses Association Osteoporosis Society Singapore Singapore Optometric Association Pharmaceutical Society of Singapore Singapore Physiotheraphy Association Singapore Association (...) of recommendationCLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINES FALLS PREVENTION AMONG OLDER ADULTS LIVING IN THE COMMUNITY HPB-MOH Clinical Practice Guidelines 1/2015Published by Health Promotion Board, Singapore 3 Second Hospital Avenue Singapore 168937 Copyright © 2015 by Health Promotion Board, Singapore ISBN 978-981-09-4628-9 Available on the Health Promotion Board website: http://www.hpb.gov.sg/cpg-falls-prevention And Ministry of Health website: http://www.moh.gov.sg/cpg These guidelines are not intended to serve as a standard

2015 Ministry of Health, Singapore

125. Predictors of Adherence to a Falls Prevention Exercise Program for People with Parkinson's Disease. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Predictors of Adherence to a Falls Prevention Exercise Program for People with Parkinson's Disease. Long-term benefits of exercise for people with Parkinson's disease (PD) require regular and sustained participation. This study aimed to investigate predictors of adherence to a minimally supervised exercise program designed to reduce falls in people with PD.People with idiopathic PD who participated in the exercise arm of a randomized, controlled trial were included. Exercises were prescribed (...) three times per week for 6 months. Adherence was defined as the percentage of prescribed sessions participants reported as having undertaken. Potential predictors of adherence included baseline measures of demographic variables, disease severity and duration, falls and fear of falling, pain, self-reported health and quality of life, cognition, physical activity levels, freezing of gait, functional mobility and balance, and knee extensor strength.The 108 participants included undertook a mean of 72

2015 Movement disorders clinical practice Controlled trial quality: uncertain

126. Review of systematic reviews on prevention of falls in institutions

Review of systematic reviews on prevention of falls in institutions Review of systematic reviews on prevention of falls in institutions - NIPH Selected items added to basket Close Search for: Søk Meny Infectious diseases & Vaccines Close Mental & Physical health Close Environment & Lifestyle Close Health in Norway Close Quality & Knowledge Close Research & Access to data Close About NIPH Close Review of systematic reviews on prevention of falls in institutions Relaterte filer Have you found (...) an error? Order Download: Key message Falls are the most common cause of injuries among the elderly in and outside of health institutions. Falls can have many negative consequences for the elderly. Between 10 and 20% of falls in nursing homes cause serious injuries. Effect of various interventions to prevent falls in institutions: Multifactorial interventions (interventions that consists of a number of various components like education of staff and offers of exercises to the patients) adapted

2015 Norwegian Institute of Public Health

127. Preventing falls in hospitals

Preventing falls in hospitals Preventing falls in hospitals Preventing falls in hospitals Centre for Reviews and Dissemination Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Centre for Reviews and Dissemination. Preventing falls in hospitals. University of York. Effectiveness Matters. 2014 Authors' objectives This issue of Effectiveness (...) Matters summarises the evidence about the effectiveness and implementation of interventions to prevent falls in hospitals. The bulletin is based on existing sources of synthesised and quality-assessed evidence and NICE guidance: Falls: assessment and prevention of falls in older people Authors' conclusions Falls in hospital impact on quality of life and health, and cost the NHS more than £2.3 billion per year. An individualised falls risk assessment is essential to identify targeted prevention

2014 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

128. Preventing falls in the community

Preventing falls in the community Preventing falls in the community Preventing falls in the community Centre for Reviews and Dissemination Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Centre for Reviews and Dissemination. Preventing falls in the community. University of York. Effectiveness Matters. 2014 Authors' objectives This issue (...) of Effectiveness Matters summarises the evidence about the effectiveness and implementation of interventions programmes to prevent falls in the community and nursing care homes. The bulletin is based on existing sources of synthesised and quality-assessed evidence. Authors' conclusions Falls can have a devastating effect on independence, confidence, and quality of life. Multicomponent assessment of falls risk for individuals is essential to identify the appropriate targeted interventions. Group and home-based

2014 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

129. Effects of vertical and side-alternating vibration training on fall risk factors and bone turnover in older people at risk of falls Full Text available with Trip Pro

Effects of vertical and side-alternating vibration training on fall risk factors and bone turnover in older people at risk of falls whole-body vibration training may improve neuromuscular function, falls risk and bone density, but previous studies have had conflicting findings.this study aimed to evaluate the influence of vertical vibration (VV) and side-alternating vibration (SV) on musculoskeletal health in older people at risk of falls.single-blind, randomised, controlled trial comparing (...) vibration training to sham vibration (Sham) in addition to usual care.participants were 61 older people (37 women and 24 men), aged 80.2 + 6.5 years, referred to an outpatient falls prevention service.participants were randomly assigned to VV, SV or Sham in addition to the usual falls prevention programme. Participants were requested to attend three vibration sessions per week for 12 weeks, with sessions increasing to six, 1 min bouts of vibration. Falls risk factors and neuromuscular tests were

2014 EvidenceUpdates Controlled trial quality: uncertain

130. Falls in Older Adults?Risk Factors and Strategies for Prevention

Falls in Older Adults?Risk Factors and Strategies for Prevention Falls in Older Adults—Risk Factors and Strategies for Prevention – Clinical Correlations Search Falls in Older Adults—Risk Factors and Strategies for Prevention October 15, 2014 10 min read By Joseph Plaksin Peer Reviewed Falls are a major health problem for older adults. Various reviews and meta-analyses have estimated that 30% of people over age 65 [4,6,8,10,11,13,14,19,21,22,23] and 50% of people over age 85 [14] who live (...) in the community will fall at least once. The prevalence of falls is even higher in long-term care facilities, occurring in more than 50% of people over age 65 [3,10,23]. Fall-related injuries occur in 10-40% of falls and can range from minor bruises or lacerations to wrist or hip fractures [3,6,10,11,14,22,23]. Falls are the main risk factor for fractures and are even more important than decreased bone mineral density or osteoporosis, as indicated by the fact that 80% of low trauma fractures occur in people

2014 Clinical Correlations

131. Stratification of risk for hospital admissions for injury related to fall: cohort study. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Stratification of risk for hospital admissions for injury related to fall: cohort study. To determine whether the ability to stratify an individual patient's hazard for falling could facilitate development of focused interventions aimed at reducing these adverse outcomes.Clinical and sociodemographic data from electronic health records were utilized to derive multiple logistic regression models of hospital readmissions for injuries related to falls. Drugs used at admission were summarized based (...) (2.6%) were evaluated in the emergency department or admitted to hospital for a fall within 30 days of discharge, 1635 (6.3%) within 180 days of discharge, 2360 (9.1%) within one year, and 3465 (13.4%) within two years. Older age, female sex, white or African-American race, public insurance, greater number of drugs taken on discharge, and score for burden of adverse effects were each independently associated with hazard for fall. For drug burden, presence of a drug with a frequency of adverse

2014 BMJ

132. Home modifications to reduce injuries from falls in the Home Injury Prevention Intervention (HIPI) study: a cluster-randomised controlled trial. (Abstract)

Home modifications to reduce injuries from falls in the Home Injury Prevention Intervention (HIPI) study: a cluster-randomised controlled trial. Despite the considerable injury burden attributable to falls at home among the general population, few effective safety interventions have been identified. We tested the safety benefits of home modifications, including handrails for outside steps and internal stairs, grab rails for bathrooms, outside lighting, edging for outside steps, and slip (...) modifications (control group). Household members in the treatment group could not be masked to their assigned status because modifications were made to their homes. The primary outcome was the rate of falls at home per person per year that needed medical treatment, which we derived from administrative data for insurance claims. Coders who were unaware of the random allocation analysed text descriptions of injuries and coded injuries as all falls and injuries most likely to be affected by the home

2014 Lancet Controlled trial quality: predicted high

133. Task-specific balance training improves self-assessed function in community-dwelling older adults with balance deficits and fear of falling: a randomized controlled trial Full Text available with Trip Pro

Task-specific balance training improves self-assessed function in community-dwelling older adults with balance deficits and fear of falling: a randomized controlled trial To evaluate the effects of a 12-week balance training programme on self-assessed function and disability in healthy community-dwelling older adults with self-perceived balance deficits and fear of falling.A prospective, randomized controlled trial.Stockholm County, Sweden.A total of 59 community-dwelling older adults (42 women (...) extremity function (p = 0.025) compared with the control group. The study showed no improvement in overall disability or upper extremity function.This group balance training programme improves self-assessed function in community-dwelling older adults with balance deficits and fear of falling.© The Author(s) 2014.

2014 EvidenceUpdates Controlled trial quality: uncertain

134. The Stroke Assessment of Fall Risk (SAFR): predictive validity in inpatient stroke rehabilitation Full Text available with Trip Pro

The Stroke Assessment of Fall Risk (SAFR): predictive validity in inpatient stroke rehabilitation To evaluate relative accuracy of a newly developed Stroke Assessment of Fall Risk (SAFR) for classifying fallers and non-fallers, compared with a health system fall risk screening tool, the Fall Harm Risk Screen.Prospective quality improvement study conducted at an inpatient stroke rehabilitation unit at a large urban university hospital.Patients admitted for inpatient stroke rehabilitation (N (...) = 419) with imaging or clinical evidence of ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke, between 1 August 2009 and 31 July 2010.Not applicable.Sensitivity, specificity, and area under the curve for Receiver Operating Characteristic Curves of both scales' classifications, based on fall risk score completed upon admission to inpatient stroke rehabilitation.A total of 68 (16%) participants fell at least once. The SAFR was significantly more accurate than the Fall Harm Risk Screen (p < 0.001), with area under

2014 EvidenceUpdates

135. Fall risk assessment in adult patients: comparative evidence and guidelines

Fall risk assessment in adult patients: comparative evidence and guidelines Fall risk assessment in adult patients: comparative evidence and guidelines Fall risk assessment in adult patients: comparative evidence and guidelines CADTH Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation CADTH. Fall risk assessment in adult patients: comparative (...) evidence and guidelines. Ottawa: Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH). Rapid Response - Reference List. 2014 Authors' conclusions Six systematic reviews or meta-analyses, 15 non-randomized studies, and five evidence-based guidelines were identified regarding fall risk assessment scales for use in adult patients in acute inpatient care, long-term care, or community settings. Final publication URL Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by CRD MeSH Accidental Fallss; Risk

2014 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

136. Oral nutrition intake for the prevention of falls in older adults: clinical effectiveness and guidelines

Oral nutrition intake for the prevention of falls in older adults: clinical effectiveness and guidelines Oral nutrition intake for the prevention of falls in older adults: clinical effectiveness and guidelines Oral nutrition intake for the prevention of falls in older adults: clinical effectiveness and guidelines CADTH Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made (...) for the HTA database. Citation CADTH. Oral nutrition intake for the prevention of falls in older adults: clinical effectiveness and guidelines. Ottawa: Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH). Rapid Response - Reference List. 2014 Authors' conclusions One health technology assessment, 12 systematic reviews, seven randomized controlled trials, 15 non-randomized studies and seven guidelines were identified regarding oral nutrition intake for the prevention of falls in older adults

2014 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

137. Fall prevention strategies for adults in outpatient programs: clinical evidence and guidelines

Fall prevention strategies for adults in outpatient programs: clinical evidence and guidelines Fall prevention strategies for adults in outpatient programs: clinical evidence and guidelines Fall prevention strategies for adults in outpatient programs: clinical evidence and guidelines CADTH Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation (...) CADTH. Fall prevention strategies for adults in outpatient programs: clinical evidence and guidelines. Ottawa: Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH). Rapid Response - Summary of Abstracts. 2014 Authors' conclusions Three non-randomized studies were identified regarding fall prevention strategies for adults in outpatient programs. Final publication URL Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by CRD MeSH Accident Prevention; Accidental Fallss; Outpatients Language Published

2014 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

138. Reactive stepping behaviour in response to forward loss of balance predicts future falls in community-dwelling older adults Full Text available with Trip Pro

Reactive stepping behaviour in response to forward loss of balance predicts future falls in community-dwelling older adults a fall occurs when an individual experiences a loss of balance from which they are unable to recover. Assessment of balance recovery ability in older adults may therefore help to identify individuals at risk of falls. The purpose of this 12-month prospective study was to assess whether the ability to recover from a forward loss of balance with a single step across a range (...) of lean magnitudes was predictive of falls.two hundred and one community-dwelling older adults, aged 65-90 years, underwent baseline testing of sensori-motor function and balance recovery ability followed by 12-month prospective falls evaluation. Balance recovery ability was defined by whether participants required either single or multiple steps to recover from forward loss of balance from three lean magnitudes, as well as the maximum lean magnitude participants could recover from with a single

2014 EvidenceUpdates

139. Fall Prevention Strategies for Adults in Outpatient Programs

Fall Prevention Strategies for Adults in Outpatient Programs TITLE: Fall Prevention Strategies for Adults in Outpatient Programs: Clinical Evidence and Guidelines DATE: 5 May 2014 RESEARCH QUESTIONS 1. What is the clinical evidence regarding fall prevention strategies for adults in outpatient programs? 2. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding fall prevention strategies for adults in outpatient programs? KEY MESSAGE Three non-randomized studies were identified regarding fall (...) -randomized studies were identified regarding fall prevention strategies for adults in outpatient programs. No relevant health technology assessments, systematic reviews, meta- analyses, randomized controlled trials, or evidence-based guidelines were identified. Additional references of potential interest are provided in the appendix. OVERALL SUMMARY OF FINDINGS Two non-randomized studies were identified examining the use of Tai Chi for fall prevention in patients with type 2 diabetes 1 and chronic stroke

2014 Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health - Rapid Review

140. Hip protectors: can they help break your fall and not your hip?

Hip protectors: can they help break your fall and not your hip? Hip protectors: can they help break your fall and not your hip? - Evidently Cochrane Search and hit Go By April 17, 2014 // My Mum is a faller and always has been. One of my earliest memories is of walking with her when she suddenly sprawled onto the pavement. I was horrified, but the only injuries were to her tights, her dignity and my belief that she was invulnerable. Years later, a fall headlong into deep sand on a lovely Tuscan (...) beach left her unable to get up until a bemused holidaymaker, gazing after our retreating backs as we trooped ahead with our beach paraphernalia, came to her rescue. The first we knew of it was when she caught us up, covered in sand and helpless with laughter. Her most recent fall, in her mid-seventies, resulted in a broken hip. How about wearing hip protectors? Copyright: www.agingcare.com With falls more likely and the chance of injury higher, would it be a smart move for my Mum, and other older

2014 Evidently Cochrane