Archive | Falls and technology related publications

An instrumented timed up and go: the added value of an accelerometer for identifying fall risk in idiopathic fallers.

A, Herman T, Plotnik M, Brozgol M, Giladi N, Hausdorff JM. Physiological Measurement, December 2011, vol./is. 32/12(2003-18), 0967-3334;1361-6579 (2011 Dec). Abstract: The Timed Up and Go (TUG) test is a widely used measure of mobility and fall risk among older adults that is typically scored using a stopwatch. We tested the hypothesis that a body-fixed […]

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Falls in advanced old age: recalled falls and prospective follow-up of over-90-year-olds in the Cambridge City over-75s Cohort study.

Fleming, J. Matthews, F. Brayne, C. The Cambridge City over-75s Cohort (CC75C) study collaboration. BMC Geriatr. 2008; 8: 6. Published online 2008 March 17. doi: 10.1186/1471-2318-8-6 Abstract The “oldest old” are now the fastest growing section of most western populations, yet there are scarcely any data concerning even the common problem of falls amongst the very […]

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Definitions and methods of measuring and reporting on injurious falls in randomised controlled fall prevention trials: a systematic review

Schwenk, M. Lauenroth, A. Stock, C. Moreno, R.R. Oster, P. McHugh, G. Todd, C. Hauer, C. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012, 12:50 doi:10.1186/1471-2288-12-50 Abstract Background The standardisation of the assessment methodology and case definition represents a major precondition for the comparison of study results and the conduction of meta-analyses. International guidelines provide recommendations for the standardisation of falls methodology; however, […]

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