PSI/OEP – New Research coming on rehabilitation following hip or pelvic fracture – Step by Step (2017)

Colleagues in Germany have published the development and protocol of an intervention for people who have had a hip or pelvic fracture that they are currently evaluating in a large RCT. Part of the combined fear of falling and exercise intervention (Step by Step) is based on FaME (particularly floor work) and Otago. You can…

FaME (PSI) reduces falls even in low risk older adults (but not OEP) – Gawler et al. 2016

Sheena Gawler has published the results on falls reduction in a low risk population of older adults after a 6 month PSI intervention and a 6 month OEP intervention. Conclusions: Community-dwelling older adults who joined an exercise intervention (FaME) aimed at increasing MVPA did not fall more during the intervention period, fell less and had…

PSI sessions significantly increase habitual physical activity as well as reducing falls (ProAct65+)

New research published this week shows that FaME sessions delivered by PSIs to the general older population through primary care (not high risk fallers) for 6 months, significantly increased habitual physical activity (self reported moderate physical activity) by 15 minutes a day even a year after the intervention finishes. These sessions also significantly reduced the…

Cochrane Review – preventing falls in community dwelling older people

Interventions for preventing falls in elderly people (Review)
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

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Cochrane Review – Falls in Care Homes and Hospitals

Interventions for preventing falls in older people in nursing care facilities and hospitals (Review) Cameron ID, Gillespie LD, Robertson MC, Murray GR, Hill KD, Cumming RG, Kerse N. Interventions for preventing falls in older people in care facilities and hospitals. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 12. Art. No.: CD005465. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005465.pub3. Click here…

FaME (PSI) and Parkinsons Disease – Evidence

Vicki Goodwin and colleagues adapted the FaME exercises for their pragmatic randomised controlled trial looking at falls prevention in patients with Parkinson’s Disease (PD). You can view the paper here. Methods: Recruitment was from three primary and four secondary care organisations, and PD support groups in South West England. The intervention was delivered in community…

Age UK publish EXPERT SERIES on Falls Prevention – for commissioners and policy makers

Document Title: Falls Prevention Exercise – following the evidence Document Purpose: To explain the research base for falls prevention exercise to give a better understanding of the programmes that have been shown to be effective in preventing falls. Target Audience: Clinical Commissioning Groups, Public Health professionals, commissioners of care services, health and care service providers,…

PSI research opportunity – get involved!

We hope you will get involved with an exciting opportunity to be a part of a research programme, funded by the Medical Research Council, led by Manchester University. The research focuses on the delivery of FaME and which characteristics of programmes achieve maximum levels of sustained activity in older adults. The study is purely recruiting…