Risk factors and risk assessment tools for falls in hospital in-patients: a systematic review
- Comparison of retrospective interviews and prospective diaries to facilitate fall reports among people with stroke. Kunkel, Dorit; Pickering, Ruth M.; Ashburn, Ann M. // Age & Ageing;Mar2011, Vol. 40 Issue 2, p277
An abstract of the article "Comparison of Retrospective Interviews and Prospective Diaries to Facilitate Fall Reports Among People With Stroke," by Dorit Kunkel and colleagues is presented.
- Local adaptation and evaluation of a falls risk prevention approach in acute hospitals. Walsh, Willeke; Hill, Keith D.; Bennell, Kim; Vu, Michelle; Haines, Terry P. // International Journal for Quality in Health Care;Apr2011, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p134
Objective To determine whether locally adapting a falls risk factor assessment tool results in an instrument with clinimetric properties sufficient to support an acute hospital's falls prevention program. Design Prospective cohort study of predictive validity and observational investigation of...
- Score Residents' Fall Risk Using This Tool. // MDS Alert;May2010, Vol. 8 Issue 5, p55
The article presents the Heinrich II fall risk model to be used by residence patients to score on the fall risk.
- Prediction of falls using a risk assessment tool in the acute care setting. Ferko, Nicole; Coker, Esther; Adachi, Jonathan D.; Papaioannou, Alexandra; Parkinson, William; Cook, Richard // BMC Medicine;2004, Vol. 2, p1
Background: The British STRATIFY tool was previously developed to predict falls in hospital. Although the tool has several strengths, certain limitations exist which may not allow generalizability to a Canadian setting. Thus, we tested the STRATIFY tool with some modification and re-weighting of...
- Frequent Urge Incontinence Increases The Risk Of Falling. // RN;Sep2000, Vol. 63 Issue 9, p20
Informs on a study at the University of California, San Francisco which found that elderly women who experience frequent urge incontinence have a greater risk of falling and injuring themselves than women who are not incontinent or women who experience stress incontinence.
- The Epidemiology of Falls In Hospitalized Children. Razmus, Ivy; Davis, Donna // Pediatric Nursing;Jan/Feb2012, Vol. 38 Issue 1, p31
The authors discuss a cohort study to analyze the sensitivity and specificity of CHAMPS pediatric fall risk assessment tool for hospitalized children and validate it. Results show that majority of pediatric falls were predictable and that the CHAMPS tool works moderately in strong prediction of...
- Falls E-learning program. JOHNSON, MAREE; KELLY, LINDA; SIRIC, KATICA; OVERS, BRONWYN // Australian Nursing Journal;Feb2012, Vol. 19 Issue 7, p37
The article reports on an electronic learning program on fall prevention for nurses in New South Wales which has been developed by the Centre for Education Workforce Development. A discussion of the prevalence of falls which is seen in Australian hospitals, and of the role that nurses can play...
- Don't Take the Fall. Gartner, Matt // Waste Age;Feb2013, Vol. 44 Issue 2, p28
The article presents guidelines on how to minimize the risk of fall hazards among waste haulers. Performing a risk assessment for tasks involving work on top of trucks or rolling stocks is the first step to minimize the risk of fall hazards. The equipment, materials or tools used in the tasks...
- Malnutrition and falls risk in community-dwelling older adults. Isenring, Elisabeth; Baker, J.; Kerr, G. // Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging;Mar2013, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p277
Background and Aims: Falls and fall-related injuries result in reduced functioning, loss of independence, premature nursing home admissions and mortality. Malnutrition is associated with falls in the acute setting, but little is known about malnutrition and falls risk in the community. The aim...