Testing the sensitivity, specificity and feasibility of four falls risk assessment tools in a clinical setting

Source: Journal of Nursing Management, 2011, 19 (1), p133-142.

Follow this link for the abstract

Date of publication: January 2011

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study evaluated four separate falls risk assessment tools in a clinical setting involving over 1500 patients. Although use of the tools was found to be reasonably consistent among nursing staff, problems arose regarding their accuracy. The importance of testing instruments is highlighted along with the need for robust staff education and training.

Length of publication: 9 pages

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.

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