Research Literature

General Falls Screening and Intervention

CDC Compendium of Effective Fall Interventions: What Works for Community-Dwelling Older Adults, 3rd Edition: https://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/pdf/falls/cdc_falls_compendium-2015-a.pdf.

Carande-Kulis V1, Stevens JA2, Florence CS3, Beattie BL4, Arias I5. J Safety Res. A cost-benefit analysis of three older adult fall prevention interventions. 2015 Feb;52:65-70. doi: 10.1016/j.jsr.2014.12.007. Epub 2015 Jan 6 Abstract: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25662884

Cost savings infographic NCOA 2017: https://www.ncoa.org/wp-content/uploads/2017-Evidence-Based-Falls-Programs-Infographic.pdf

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. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007146.pub3. Summary link: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD007146.pub3/epdf/abstract

Summary of the Updated American Geriatrics Society/British Geriatrics Society Clinical Practice Guideline for Prevention of Falls in Older Persons: Developed by the Panel on Prevention of Falls in Older Persons, American Geriatrics Society and British Geriatrics Society. J Am Geriatr Soc 2010 http://www.americangeriatrics.org/files/documents/health_care_pros/JAGS.Falls.Guidelines.pdf

 

Evidence based programs

Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance

Fuzhong Li, PhD, Peter Harmer, PhD, and Kathleen Fitzgerald, MD. Implementing an Evidence-Based Fall Prevention Intervention in Community Senior Centers. AmJPublicHealth. 2016;106:2026-2031. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2016.303386) http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/pdf/10.2105/AJPH.2016.303386

Fuzhong Li, Ph.D., Peter Harmer, Ph.D., M.P.H., Kathleen Fitzgerald, M.D., Elizabeth Eckstrom, M.D., M.P.H., Ronald Stock, M.D., Johnny Galver, P.T., Gianni Maddalozzo, Ph.D., and Sara S. Batya, M.D. Tai Chi and Postural Stability in Patients with Parkinson's Disease. N Engl J Med 2012; 366:511-519February 9, 2012DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1107911 http://www.nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/NEJMoa1107911

Fuzhong Li Peter Harmer K. John Fisher Edward McAuley Nigel Chaumeton Elizabeth Eckstrom Nicole L. Wilson Tai Chi and Fall Reductions in Older Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial  The Journals of Gerontology: Series A, Volume 60, Issue 2, 1 February 2005, Pages 187–194 https://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/60.2.187

A Matter of Balance

Healy, T. C., Peng, C., Haynes, M. S., McMahon, E. M., Botler, J. L., & Gross, L. (2008). The feasibility and effectiveness of translating a matter of balance into a volunteer lay leader model Journal of Applied Gerontology, 27(1), 34–51. http://doi.org/10.1177/0733464807308620

Tennstedt S, Howland J, Lachman M, Peterson E, Kasten L, Jette A. (1998). A Randomized, Controlled Trial of a Group Intervention to Reduce Fear of Falling and Associated Activity Restriction in Older Adults. The Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 1998 Nov; 53(6), P384-392. Abstract: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9826971