Review: Exercise/physical therapy and vitamin D each reduce risk for falls in older community-dwelling adults
- 2010 - Review: Exercise/physical therapy and vitamin D each reduce risk for falls in older community-dwelling adults. Kiel, Douglas P. // ACP Journal Club;4/17/2011, Vol. 154 Issue 4, p4
Questions Do primary care interventions reduce risk for falls in older adults living in the community? What are the adverse effects? Review scope Included studies compared fall-prevention interventions with a control group in community-dwelling, older adults (mean age >65 y); were conducted in...
- Primary Care-Relevant Interventions to Prevent Falling in Older Adults: A Systematic Evidence Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Michael, Yvonne L.; Whitlock, Evelyn P.; Lin, Jennifer S.; Rongwei Fu; O'Connor, Elizabeth A.; Gold, Rachel // Annals of Internal Medicine;12/21/2010, Vol. 153 Issue 12, p815
Background: Falls among older adults are both prevalent and preventable. Purpose: To describe the benefits and harms of interventions that could be used by primary care practitioners to prevent falling among community-dwelling older adults. Data Sources: The reviewers evaluated trials from a...
- Prevention of Falls in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement. Moyer, Virginia A. // Annals of Internal Medicine;8/7/2012, Vol. 157 Issue 3, p197
Description: Update of the 1996 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation statement on counseling to pre-vent household and recreational injuries, including falls. Methods: The USPSTF reviewed new evidence on the effectiveness and harms of primary care-relevant interventions to...
- Calcium and vitamin D supplementation did not reduce fractures in women â‰¥ 70 years of age. // ACP Journal Club;Nov/Dec2005, Vol. 143 Issue 3, p73
This article presents information on a clinical study according to which calcium and vitamin D supplementation did not reduce fractures in women â‰¥ 70 years of age. The study explored whether calcium and vitamin D reduces the risk for fracture in at-risk community-dwelling older women....
- Review: 700 to 800 IU/d of vitamin D reduces hip and nonvertebral fractures in older persons: COMMENTARY. Bogaisky, Michael; Leipzig, Rosanne M. // ACP Journal Club;Nov/Dec2005, Vol. 143 Issue 3, p72
This article comments on a clinical study according to which 700 to 800 IU/d of vitamin D reduces hip and nonvertebral fractures in older persons. The effect of vitamin D with or without calcium on fracture prevention may vary in different populations. Frail, elderly persons and nursing home...
- Vitamin D in Older Patients With Cancer. Overcash, Janine A. // Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing;Aug2008, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p655
Vitamin D insufficiency has been found to be as high as 75% among community-dwelling adults aged 65 and older. The purpose of this article is to provide a review of published literature focused on the benefits of vitamin D and calcium supplementation in older patients with cancer. Insufficient...
- CME Questions. // Internal Medicine Alert;7/15/2010, Vol. 32 Issue 13, p102
The article presents questions and answers related to medicine, including one on metformin and another on the effect of high-dose vitamin D on risk for falls and fractures in community-dwelling older women.
- Shedding Light on Vitamin D Deficiency in Women. McGovern, Victoria // Environmental Health Perspectives;Jul2004, Vol. 112 Issue 10, pA548
Reports on a study on role of vitamin D supplementation in reducing the risk of falls and fractures in older women in Australia. Incidence of falls among the elderly; Factors linked to the risk of falls; Vitamin D deficiency among fall and fracture patients.
- Physician interventions can help reduce elderly fall rate by 30%. // Geriatrics;Nov94, Vol. 49 Issue 11, p15
Reports on an intervention strategy that helps reduce incidence of falls among community-dwelling older adults. Need for physician intervention; Evaluation of patients' risk factors for falling.