A neuroscience unit in an acute care hospital reported the highest number of falls among the inpatient units. Patient and family education for fall prevention on this unit was added to an existing multifactorial fall prevention program. Through this project, a new fall prevention poster was developed with patient, family, and staff involvement and disseminated throughout the hospital. Using the Plan-Do-Study-Act model to evaluate the project, there were no fall among the patients educated on fall prevention.
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Purpose: The purpose of the study was to develop a knowledge scale of risk factors for fall among community-dwelling older adults. Further, the validity and reliability of the scale was developed. Methods: A preliminary scale was developed through content validity by five experts and targeted subjects using the CVI (Content Validity Index). Following the establishment of content validity, the scale was used with 359 community-dwelling older adults to further establish both validity and reliability of the scale. Specifically, construct validity using known-group comparison technique, and reliability using Cronbach's were established. Results: After content validity testing, 44 preliminary items were selected. Construct validity was established by known group-comparison, in which scores between the fall and no fall groups were compared. The Cronbach's of the final scale was .83. Conclusion: Reliability and validity of the scale were confirmed. This tool may be used for measuring knowledge of fall risk factor for the community-dwelling older adults.
Korean Journal of Adult Nursing 06/2012; 24(3). DOI:10.7475/kjan.2012.24.3.244
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Fall prevention for hospitalized patients is an important nursing quality indicator. Current studies do not describe characteristics of hospitalized patients with cancer who fall, although these patients have been noted to have higher fall and injury rates. This descriptive study represents an initial attempt to identify characteristics of patients hospitalized with cancer who fall compared with adult medical-surgical hospitalized patients who fall. We found that many characteristics of our sample were similar to those of other patients who had experienced a fall during their hospitalization.
Journal of nursing care quality 02/2010; 25(3):216-23. DOI:10.1097/NCQ.0b013e3181d4a1ce · 1.39 Impact Factor
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Purpose/Objectives: Determine the efficacy of a fall-prevention skills training program for patients with cancer and family caregivers.
Design: Randomized, controlled trial with repeated measures and postintervention measure of fall occurrence.
Setting: A comprehensive cancer center in the midwestern United States.
Sample: 132 patient and family caregiver dyads.
Methods: Dyads were randomly assigned to one of two groups: a control group that received standard fall-prevention education or a treatment group that received standard education and a fall-prevention DVD program to view at home. Participants completed surveys at baseline, one week, one month, and three months. Follow-up phone calls were made at three months.
Main Research Variables: Fall occurrence, perceptions of fall risks, and fall-prevention knowledge.
Findings: Patients in the treatment group were significantly more likely to report not falling at three months than patients in the control group. The number of falls was lower for the treatment group. The difference was not statistically significant. Dyads in the treatment group showed significantly greater improvement over time in fall risk awareness and fall-prevention knowledge.
Conclusions: Mobility skills training is a promising educational intervention for reducing fall occurrences in the home for patients with cancer.
Implications for Nursing: Efforts are needed for improving the knowledge and skills of cancer survivors and their family members in recognizing patient fall risks, making home adjustments, and performing mobility skills competently.
Oncology nursing forum 09/2014; 41(5):486-494. DOI:10.1188/14.ONF.486-494 · 2.79 Impact Factor
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