ITEMS IN AFP WITH KEYWORD:

Falls

Jan 15, 2019 Issue
Animal Bites, Fall Risk, Croup, Scoliosis, Recurrent VTE, Postpartum Perineal Pain [AFP Clinical Answers]

Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.


Dec 1, 2018 Issue
Faith in Subtraction: Deprescribing in Older Patient Facilitates Needed Surgery [Close-ups]

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.


May 1, 2018 Issue
Exercise Alone and Various Combinations of Interventions Reduce the Risk of Injurious Falls in Older Adults [POEMs]

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...


Aug 15, 2017 Issue
Preventing Falls in Older Persons [Article]

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.


Aug 15, 2017 Issue
The CDC’s STEADI Initiative: Promoting Older Adult Health and Independence Through Fall Prevention [Editorials]


May 1, 2013 Issue
Increased Bed Alarm Use Does Not Decrease Falls in Hospitalized Patients [POEMs]

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.


Dec 15, 2012 Issue
Prevention of Falls in Community-Dwelling Older Adults [Putting Prevention into Practice]

Case study: A 73-year-old woman comes to your office for routine follow-up for hypertension. She lives alone in an apartment and walks slowly, requiring the use of a cane. She is otherwise healthy and alert. Her most recent eye examination was three years ago.


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