Falls Prevention Literature Review
American Geriatrics Society, British Geriatrics Society, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Panel on Falls Prevention. Guideline for the prevention of falls in older persons. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2001; 49:664-672.
Bischoff-Ferrari HA, Dawson-Hughes B, Staehelin HB, et al. Fall prevention with supplemental active forms of vitamin D: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. British Medical Journal Oct 2009;339(11):b3692.
Broe KE, Chen TC, Weinberg J, et al. A higher dose of vitamin D reduces the risk of falls in nursing home residents: a randomized, multiple-dose study. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2007;55(2):234-239.
Burleigh E, McColl J, Potter J. Does vitamin D stop inpatients from falling? A randomized controlled trial. Age and Ageing 2007;36(5):507-513.
Capezuti E, Taylor J, Brown H, et al. Challenges to implementing an APN-facilitated falls management program in long-term care. Applied Nursing Research 2007;20:2-9.
Carter ND, Kannus P, Khan KM. Exercise in the prevention of falls in older people: a systematic literature review examining the rationale and the evidence. Sports Medicine 2001;31(6):427-438.
Carrick FR, Kinney J, Eakes E. Fall prevention in a geriatric nursing home setting using the music of Nolwenn Leroy. http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00272272. 2007.
Chandler JM, Zimmerman SI, Girman CJ, et al. Low bone mineral density and risk of fracture in white female nursing home residents. JAMA 2000;284(8):972-977.
Chang JT, Ganz DA. Quality indicators for falls and mobility problems in vulnerable elders. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2007;55:S327-S334.
Chang JT, Morton SC, Rubenstein LZ, et al. Interventions for the prevention of falls in older adults: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised clinical trials. British Medical Journal 2004;328:680.
Close JCT, Hooper R, Glucksman E, et al. Predictors of falls in a high risk population: results from the prevention of falls in the elderly trial (PROFET). Emergency Medicine Journal 2003;20:421-425.
Dhesi JK, Jackson SH, Bearne LM, et al. Vitamin D supplementation improves neuromuscular function in older people who fall. Age and Ageing 2004;33(6):589-595.
Ejaz FK, Jones JA, Rose MS. Falls among nursing home residents: an examination of incident reports before and after restraint reduction programs. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 1994;42(9):960-964.
Ensrud KE, Blackwell TL, Mangione CM, et al. Central nervous system-active medications and risk for falls in older women. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2002;50:1629-1637.
Faber MJ, Bosscher RJ, Chin MJ, et al. Effects of exercise programs on falls and mobility in frail and prefrail older adults: a multicenter randomized controlled trial. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2006;87(7):885-896.
Fleming BE, Pendergrast DR. Physical condition, activity pattern, and environment as factors in falls by adult care facility residents. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1993;74:627-630.
Gillespie LD, Gillespie WJ, Robertson MC, et al. Interventions for preventing falls in elderly people. Cochrane Database Systematic Review 2001;(3):CD000340.
Gloth FM III, Gundberg CM, Hollis BW, et al. Vitamin D deficiency in homebound elderly persons. JAMA 1995;274(21):1683-1686.
Hartikainen S, Lonnroos E, Jouhivuori K. Medication as a risk factor for falls: critial systematic review. Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences 2007;62(10):1172-1181.
Krauss MJ, Tutlalm N, Costantinou E, et al. Intervention to prevent falls on the medical service in a teaching hospital. Infection Control and Epidemiology 2008; 29(6):539-545.
Leipzig RM, Cumming RG, Tinetti ME. Drugs and falls in older people: a systematic review and meta-analysis: I. Psychotropic drugs. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 1999;47(1):30-39.
Leipzig RM, Cumming RG, Tinetti ME. Drugs and falls in older people: a systematic review and meta-analysis: II. Cardiac and analgesic drugs. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 1999;47(1):40-50.
Maurer MS, Burcham J, Cheng H. Diabetes mellitus is associated with an increased risk of falls in elderly residents of a long-term care facility. Journal of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences 2005; 60:1157-1162.
Maurer MS, Cohen S, Cheng H. The degree and timing of orthostatic blood pressure changes in relation to falls in nursing home residents. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association 2004;5(4):233-238.
Miceli DG, Strumpf NE, Reinhard SC, et al. Current approaches to postfall assessments in nursing homes. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association 2004;5(6):387-394.
Montero-Odasso M, Levinson P, Gore B, et al. A flowchart system to improve fall data documentation in a long-term care institution: a pilot study. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association 2007;8(5):300-306.
Mustard CA, Mayer T. Case-control study of exposure to medication and the risk of injurious falls requiring hospitalization among nursing home residents. American Journal of Epidemiology 1997;145(8):738-745.
Myers AH, Baker SP, Van Natta ML, et al. Risk factors associated with falls and injuries among elderly institutionalized persons. American Journal of Epidemiology 1991;133(11):1179-1190.
Neyens JCL, Dijcks BPJ, Twisk J, et al. A multifactorial intervention for the prevention of falls in psychogeriatric nursing home patients, a randomised controlled trial (RCT). Age and Ageing 2009;38(2):194-199.
Nowalk MP, Predergast JM, Bayles CM, et al. A randomized trial of exercise programs among older individuals living in two long-term care facilities: the FallsFREE program. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2001;49(7):859-865.
Oliver D, Daly F, Martin FC, et al. Risk factors and risk assessment tools for falls in hospital in-patients: a systematic review. Age and Ageing 2004;33:122-130.
Perell K. Falls risk assessment measures: an analytic review. Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences. 2001;56A (12):M761-766.
Rapp K, Lamb SE, B�chele G, et al. Prevention of falls in nursing homes: subgroup analyses of a randomized fall prevention trial. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2008;56(6):1092-1097.
Rask K, Parmelee PA, Taylor JA, et al. Implementation and evaluation of a nursing home fall management program. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2007;55(3):342-349.
Ray WA, Taylor JA, Meador KG, et al. A randomized trial of a consultation service to reduce falls in nursing homes. JAMA 1997;278(7):557-562.
Ray WA, Thapa PB, Gideon P. Benzodiazepines and the risk of falls in nursing home residents. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2000;48(6):682-685.
Rubenstein LZ, Josephson KR, Robbins AS. Falls in the nursing home. Annals of Internal Medicine 1994;121(6):442-451.
Rubenstein LZ, Robbins AS, Josephson KR, et al. The value of assessing falls in an elderly population. a randomized clinical trial. Annals of Internal Medicine 1990;113(4):308-316.
Scott V, Donaldson M, Gallagher E. A review of the literature on best practices in falls prevention for residents of long-term care facilities. Long Term Care Falls Review 2003 Sept:1-29. Available at: http://www.injuryresearch.bc.ca/.../Final%20LTC%20Lit%20review.pdf.
Shaw FE, Bond J, Richardson DA, et al. Multifactorial intervention after a fall in older people with cognitive impairment and dementia presenting to the accident and emergency department: randomized controlled trial. British Medical Journal 2003 Jan 11;326:73.
Spector W, Shaffer T, Potter DEB, et al. Risk factors associated with the occurrence of fractures in U.S. nursing homes: resident and facility characteristics and prescription medications. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2007;55:327-333.
Stalenhoef PA, Diederiks JP, Knottnerus JA, et al. A risk model for the prediction of recurrent falls in community-dwelling elderly: a prospective cohort study. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 2002;55(11):1088-1094.
Stevens JA, Thomas K, Teh L, et al. Unintentional fall injuries associated with walkers and canes in older adults treated in U.S. emergency departments. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2009;57(8):1464-1469.
Suzuki T, Kim H, Yoshida H, et al. Randomized controlled trial of exercise intervention for the prevention of falls in community-dwelling elderly Japanese women. Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism 2004;22:602-611.
Thapa PB, Gideon P, Fought RL, et al. Psychotropic drugs and risk of recurrent falls in ambulatory nursing home residents. American Journal of Epidemiology 1995;142(2):202-211.
Tinetti ME, Baker DI, King M, et al. Effect of dissemination of evidence in reducing injuries from falls. New England Journal of Medicine 2008;359:252-261.
Tinetti ME, Williams TF, Mayewski R. Fall risk index for elderly patients based on number of chronic disabilities. American Journal of Medicine 1986;80:429-434.
Vassallo M, Poynter L, Sharma JC, et al. Fall risk assessment tools compared with clinical judgment: an evaluation in a rehabilitation ward. Age and Ageing 2008;37:277-281.
Vassallo M, Stockdale R, Sharma JC, et al. A comparative study of the use of four fall risk assessment tools on acute medical wards. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2005;53(6):1034-1038.
Wagner LM, Capezuti E, Taylor JA, et al. Impact of a falls menu-driven incident-reporting system on documentation and quality improvement in nursing homes. The Gerontologist 2005;45:835-842.
Young Y, Myers AH, Provenzano G. Factors associated with time to first hip fracture. Journal of Aging and Health 2001;13(4):511-526.