Evaluation of the sustained effect of inpatient falls prevention education and predictors of falls after hospital discharge

Source:  Journals of Gerentology Series A, 2011,66 ( 9 ) p. 1001-1012

Follow this link for the abstract

Date of publication: September 2011

Publication type: Research article

In a nutshell:  This study aimed to determine the risk factors for postdischarge falls and the effect of inpatient falls prevention education on rates of falls after discharge.  Study concluded that for oder people who have increased risk of falls and injuries,  education that effectively reduced inpatient falls appears to have no ongoing protective effect after discharge. Independent risk factors for falls in this population differ from both hospital and general community settings.  Receiving assistance with activities of daily living significantly reduced the risk of falls and injurious falls for high risk patients.

Length of publication: 12 pages

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