ITEMS IN AFP WITH KEYWORD:
Exercise programs should be recommended for community-dwelling adults 60 years and older because they lead to fewer falls.
Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.
Having faith and an open mind, even in the face of major health problems, can go a long way in helping patients reach their goals.
Aug 15, 2018 Issue
Interventions to Prevent Falls and Fractures in Community-Dwelling Older Adults [Putting Prevention into Practice]
Mr. and Mrs. J. present to your office for their annual wellness visits. He is 75 years of age, has well-controlled hypertension, does not smoke, and has a body mass index (BMI) of 26 kg per m2. He recently fell while walking from his home to a neighborhood barbeque.
Aug 15, 2018 Issue
Interventions to Prevent Falls in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
The USPSTF recommends exercise interventions to prevent falls in community-dwelling adults 65 years or older who are at increased risk for falls.
Exercise alone; exercise combined with vision assessment and treatment; exercise combined with vision assessment and treatment, and environmental assessment and modification; and clinic-level quality improvement strategies combined with multifactorial assessment and treatment, calcium supplementatio...
All adults older than 65 years should be screened annually for history of falls, frequency of falls, difficulty with gait and balance, and fear of falling. Learn about multifactorial interventions that effectively decrease falls in the community, hospital, and nursing home settings.
In this underpowered study, nursing education to encourage increased use of bed alarms did not lead to fewer falls in hospitalized patients.
Dec 15, 2012 Issue
Prevention of Falls in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends exercise or physical therapy and vitamin D supplementation to prevent falls in community-dwelling adults 65 years or older who are at increased risk of falls.