Research

SafetyLit publishes new abstracts from the research literature relevant to injury including falls on a weekly basis. There is also a searchable database.

ProFouND the Prevention of Falls Network for Dissemination Europe,a new EC funded initiative dedicated to bring about the dissemination and implementation of best practice in falls prevention across Europe.ProFouND comprises 21 partners from 12 countries and associate members from a further 10 countries. ProFouND aims to influence policy to increase awareness of falls and innovative prevention programmes amongst health and social care authorities, the commercial sector, NGOs and the general public so as to facilitate communities of interest and disseminate the work of the network to target groups across EU.

More abstracts, conclusions and links to some of the latest research in falls prevention may be found in the NSW Falls Prevention Network’s newsletter, Falls Links.

Reviews: The Cochrane Library

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Kendrick D, Kumar A, Carpenter H, Zijlstra GAR, Skelton DA, Cook JR, Stevens Z, Belcher CM, Haworth D, Gawler SJ,
Gage H, Masud T, Bowling A, Pearl M, Morris RW, Iliffe S, Delbaere K. Exercise for reducing fear of falling in older people living in the community. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 11. Art. No.: CD009848. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009848.pub2.

Cameron ID, Gillespie LD, Robertson MC, Murray GR, Hill KD, Cumming RG, Kerse N. Interventions for preventing falls in older people in care facilities and hospitals. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 12. Art No. CD005465. .http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD005465.pub3/full

Gillespie LD, Robertson MC, Gillespie WJ, Sherrington C, Gates S, Clemson LM , Lamb SE. Interventions for preventing falls in older people living in the community. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 9. Art. No.: CD007146
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD007146.pub3/full

Howe TE, Rochester L, Neil F, Skelton DA, Ballinger C. Exercise for improving balance in older people. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011, Issue 11. Art. No.: CD004963.
DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004963.pub3.

Gillespie WJ, Gillespie LD, Parker MJ. Hip protectors for preventing hip fractures in older people. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010, Issue 10. Art. No.: CD001255.
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD001255.pub5/full

Liu CJ, Latham NK. Progressive resistance strength training for improving physical function in older adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2009, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD002759.
DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD002759.pub2.

Hackett ML, Anderson CS, House A, Xia J.Interventions for treating depression after stroke. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD003437.
DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003437.pub3

de Morton NA, Keating JL, Jeffs K. Exercise for acutely hospitalised older medical patients. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2007, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD005955.
DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005955.pub2

Smeeth LL, Iliffe S. Community screening for visual impairment in the elderly. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2006, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD001054.
DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001054.pub2

McClure RJ, Turner C, Peel N, Spinks A, Eakin E, Hughes K. Population-based interventions for the prevention of fall-related injuries in older people. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2005, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD004441
DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004441.pub2

Latham N, Anderson C, Bennett D, Stretton C. Progressive resistance strength training for physical disability in older people. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2003, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD002759
DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD002759

Lyons RA, John A, Brophy S, Jones SJ, Johansen A, Kemp A, Lannon S, Patterson J, Rolfe B, Sander LV, Weightman A. Modification of the home environment for the reduction of injuries. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2006, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD003600
DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003600.pub2