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Evidence Bank

Providing a summary of injury prevention evidence together in one location, the Evidence Bank aims to increase the awareness of reliable, accurate and authoritative injury-related research pieces.

Utilising the menu below you are able to search the Evidence Bank by injury topics, keywords and primary target audience. Please note that the primary target audience refers to the segmented group which the evidence is aiming to have the greatest influence on.

If you would like a piece of evidence added to the Bank, please click here.

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Year Injury topic/s Primary target audience Reference
2024 Drowning Whole Community

Surf Life Saving Australia. Western Australia Coastal Safety Report 2023. Available from: https://www.mybeach.com.au/coastal-safety/summer-coastal-drowning-data/

2024 Drowning Health Professionals, Older Adults (65 years and over), Regional / Remote Communities, Whole Community

Abercromby, M., Leavy, D. J., Nimmo, L. & Crawford, D. G. Who are the Older Adults Who Drown in Western Australia? A Cluster Analysis Using Coronial Drowning Data. International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education 13, (2020). Accessed from: https://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/ijare/vol13/iss1/7

2024 Drowning Middle Years (9 – 14 years)

Strasiotto, L., Ellis, A., Daw, S. & Lawes, J. C. Coastal mortality burden on school holidays 2004–2021: an Australian perspective. Injury Prevention (2024) doi:10.1136/ip-2023-045064. Available from: injuryprevention.bmj.com/content/early/2024/01/17/ip-2023-045064

2024 Intentional self-harm Whole Community

Bandara, P. et al. Attributable risk of suicide for populations in Australia. Frontiers in Psychiatry 14, (2024). Available from: www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyt.2023.1285542/full

2024 Falls Older Adults (65 years and over)

Lewis, S. R. et al. Population‐based interventions for preventing falls and fall‐related injuries in older people. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (2024) doi:10.1002/14651858.CD013789.pub2. Available from: www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD013789.pub2/full

2024 Whole Community

Isaac, F., Toukhsati, S. R., Klein, B., Di Benedetto, M. & Kennedy, G. A. Differences in Anxiety, Insomnia, and Trauma Symptoms in Wildfire Survivors from Australia, Canada, and the United States of America. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 21, 38 (2024). Available from: www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/21/1/38

2024 Falls Older Adults (65 years and over)

Bliuc, D. et al. Patient Self-Assessment of Walking Ability and Fracture Risk in Older Australian Adults. JAMA Network Open 7, e2352675–e2352675 (2024). Available from: jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2814210

2024 Falls Health Professionals

Watkins, P. et al. “Mind the gap”: An exploratory qualitative study of paramedics’ experiences attending older adults who fall in Western Australia. Australasian Emergency Care (2024) doi:10.1016/j.auec.2024.01.004. Available from: www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2588994X24000034

2024 Falls Older Adults (65 years and over)

Sturnieks, D. L. et al. Exergame and cognitive training for preventing falls in community-dwelling older people: a randomized controlled trial. Nature medicine ePub, ePub (2024). Available from: www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds[]=citjournalarticle_781732_30.

2024 Falls Whole Community

Lewis, S. R. et al. Population‐based interventions for preventing falls and fall‐related injuries in older people. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (2024) doi:10.1002/14651858.CD013789.pub2. Available from: www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD013789.pub2/full 

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