Fall prevention in the elderly population
- Review: Intrinsic and environmental risk-factor modification reduces falls in elderly persons. Hill, Keith // ACP Journal Club;Jul/Aug2002, Vol. 137 Issue 1, p9
Presents information on a study that examined the effectiveness of programs designed to reduce the incidence of falls in community-dwelling and institutionalized elderly persons. Data sources; Study selection; Main results; Conclusions.
- A fall lands close to home. Sherman, Fredrick T. // Geriatrics;Mar2001, Vol. 56 Issue 3, p11
Editorial. Relates the story of an aged patient who suffered a fall accident. Condition of the patient after the injury; Diagnosis and treatment of falls; Link between human factors and a child's desire to protect his parents from such injuries.
- How to prevent falls and injuries in patients with impaired mobility. Edelberg, Helen K. // Geriatrics;Mar2001, Vol. 56 Issue 3, p41
Examines the risk factors for falls among the aged. Steps involved in patient evaluation; Therapy and prevention; Interventions that are effective in reducing the frequency of falls in healthcare settings.
- Startling rise seen in fall-induced injuries. Kannus, P.; Parkkari, J.; Koskinen, S // Brown University Long-Term Care Quality Advisor;Jul99, Vol. 11 Issue 7, p2
Reports on the increase of fall-induced injuries among the elderly. Medications causing lose of balance; Expansion of at-risk populations; Coexistence of medical conditions.
- Falls prevention. McMurdo, Marion E.T. // Age & Ageing;Mar2001 Supplement 1, Vol. 30, p4
Highlights several research on interventions on falls in old age. Result of an intensive multiple risk factor intervention strategy; Types of exercises that are effective in lowering fall risk; Conclusion. INSET: Key messages.
- Reduce teamwork barriers to reduce risk of falls. // Hospital Home Health;Aug2009, Vol. 26 Issue 8, p89
The article reviews the study "An interprofessional team approach to fall prevention for older home care clients 'at risk' of falling: health care providers share their experiences," by P. Baxter and M. Markle-Reid, published in the "International Journal of Integrated Care" in 2009.
- Validity and reliability of persion version of home falls and accident screening tool in Iranian elderly. Maghfouri, B.; Mehraban, A. Hassani; Taghizade, G.; Aminian, G.; Jafari, H. // Modern Rehabilitation;2012, Vol. 5 Issue 4, p9
Background and aim: One of the common problems in elderly people is falling. The effort to identify environmental risk factors at home and their modifications may control falls and injury in the elderly. Home FAST as a valid and reliable screening tool is used to identify elderly at risk of...
- Predictors of fall-related injuries among community-dwelling elderly people with dementia. Asada, Takashi; Kariya, Tetsuhiro // Age & Ageing;Jan1996, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p22
Investigates the annual incidence of fall-related injuries among community dwelling elderly people with dementia. Identification of the factors predicting those likely to sustain such injuries; Predictive value of a lower difficulty scale score; Association between apraxia/agnosia and physical...
- Physiological factors and medications as predictors of injurious falls by elderly people: A... Koski, Keijo; Luukinen, Heikki // Age & Ageing;Jan1996, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p29
Examines the physiological factors and medications predicting injurious falls among the elderly populations. Injuries by recurrence of falling; Risk factors for injurious falls; Risk factors for falls leading to minor and major injuries; Promotion of the reliability of registration of injurious...
- Ask this question about elder's fall. // ED Nursing;Mar2010, Vol. 13 Issue 5, p59
The article reports that elders should be asked as to what they were doing prior to falling.