Clinical Summary: Falls and Parkinson’s

The Evidence-Based Practice Theme Working Group has condensed a wealth of expertise into a concise clinical summary which outlines an approach to assessment and management of falls - identification of people falling (or at risk of falling), ruling out generic risk factors that affect older people in general, 'ruling in' Parkinson's-specific risk factors, considering unmodifiable factors, assessing osteoporosis risk and reassessing interventions. 

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Topic
  • Care strategies
  • Service improvement
  • Treatments and medication
Resource type
  • Publications
Profession
  • All professions
  • Care manager
  • Care worker
  • Dietitian
  • Doctor (Geriatrician)
  • Doctor (GP)
  • Doctor (Neurologist)
  • Doctor (Other)
  • Healthcare Assistant
  • Nurse (other)
  • Nurse (Parkinson's nurse)
  • Occupational therapist
  • Pharmacist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Psychologist
  • Social care assessor
  • Social worker
  • Speech and language therapist
Stage
  • Complex
  • Diagnosis
  • End of life
  • Maintenance

This clinical summary and 4 associated critically appraised topics are in need of review. They have been moved to the Excellence Network resource library on Basecamp (online platform) until they can be reviewed. 

Critically appraised topics (CATs)

  • CAT 1: Risk factors for falling in Parkinson's
  • CAT 2: Clinical utility of assessment tools in predicting the risk of falls in Parkinson's
  • CAT 3: Effective interventions for preventing or reducing falls
  • Among people with Parkinson's, what is the cost effectiveness of fall prevention?

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