Recent Systematic Reviews on Falls

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012].


Each month a large number of journal articles, including systematic reviews and meta-analyses, are examined. Here are selected citations for the more notable of these to be published, or to have come to our attention, in recent weeks. Thanks should go to Medline / PubMed as the source of these bibliographic citations and abstracts.

The Bibliographic Citations

  1. Simek, EM. McPhate, L. Haines, TP, Adherence to and efficacy of home exercise programs to prevent falls: a systematic review and meta-analysis of the impact of exercise program characteristics. Preventive Medicine. July 17th 2012. [Epub ahead of print].
  2. Billington, J. Fahey, T. Galvin, R. Diagnostic accuracy of the STRATIFY clinical prediction rule for falls: A systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Family Practice. August 7th 2012; 13: 76. Full Text Link.
  3. Hsu, CL. Nagamatsu, LS. Davis, JC. [et al]. Examining the relationship between specific cognitive processes and falls risk in older adults: a systematic review. Osteoporosis International. October 2012; 23(10): 2409-24. Full Text Link.
  4. Child, S. Goodwin, V. Garside, R. [et al]. Factors influencing the implementation of fall prevention programmes: a systematic review and synthesis of qualitative studies. Implementation Science: IS. 2012 Sep 14;7(1):91. [Epub ahead of print]. Full Text Link.
  5. Smith, ML. Jiang, L. Ory, MG. Falls efficacy among older adults enrolled in an evidence-based program to reduce fall-related risk: sustainability of individual benefits over time. Family & Community Health. July – September 2012; 35(3): 256-63.
  6. Aranda-Gallardo, M. Asencio, JM. Canca-Sanchez, JC. [et al]. Instruments for assessing the risk of falls in acute hospitalized patients: a systematic review protocol. Journal of Advanced Nursing. August 9th 2012. [Epub ahead of print].
  7. Gillespie, LD. Robertson, MC. Gillespie, WJ. [et al]. Interventions for preventing falls in older people living in the community. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Online). September 12th 2012; Issue 9: No. CD007146. Full Text Link.
  8. He, J. Dunton, N. Staggs, V. Unit-level time trends in inpatient fall rates of us hospitals. Medical Care. September 2012; 50(9):801-7.

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