Systematic Review of Falls Reduction Interventions for Older Adults Recently Discharged From Hospital (Age and Ageing)


A joint Australian and American review has examined the evidence concerning the effectiveness of falls prevention interventions for community-dwelling older adults discharged recently from hospitals. Twelve falls prevention interventions were considered.

Home exercise interventions were not found to be effective. Home hazard modifications were found to be effective, particularly for persons with a previous history of falls. It was found that nutritional supplementation is likely to be of benefit for malnourished individuals.

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Naseri, C. Haines, TP. [and] Etherton-Beer, C., [et al] (2018). Reducing falls in older adults recently discharged from hospital: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Age and Ageing. March 23rd 2018. [Epub ahead of print].

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Kar, S. (2018). Preventing falls in old age. Journal of Geriatric Care and Research. June 2017. Vol.5(1): 39.

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