Falls prevention after stroke survivors return home
This multi-centre study evaluated the effectiveness of a targeted falls intervention program in reducing falls following stroke. It has been shown that individuals who have suffered stroke have a higher rate of falls than in the general population.
Effectiveness of a screening program for early balance problems and targeted exercise interventions among older community ambulant Veterans
Many older people who feel a little unsteady, or experience occasional falls tend to put this down to the effects of ageing, and do not seek advice about the fall, or ways to minimise risk of future falls. This study recruited 225 older people who were independent walking away from home, but who felt unsteady or had occasional minor falls.
Preventing future falls in older people presenting to the Emergency Department following a fall
The project evaluated the effectiveness of a targeted multi-factor intervention in improving health and well being of older people who present to an Emergency Department (ED) following a fall. It also identified those within this high-risk population most likely to benefit from the intervention program.
Falls and disturbed sleep patterns in older people: a pilot study
This project investigated the frequency of specific sleep difficulties (e.g. sleep apnoea, periodic leg movements) in people aged 70 and over who had previously fallen.