Positive outcomes following the implementation of falls prevention programme in residential care homes

Source: Geriatric Nursing, 2012, 33(1) p. 41-50

Follow this link for the abstract

Date of publication: January 2012

Publication type: Cohort study

In a nutshell: Prospective cohort study measured the impact of falls reduction following the implementation of evidence-based fall prevention interventions in 9 Australian residential care facilities.  Following the intervention a significant reduction of falls were observed per site in the proportion of fallers and single fallers.  However, overall the number of falls was confounded by multiple falls in residents. Reduction in fallers was sustained in the 6-month follow-up phase. Positive outcomes from interventions varied between facilities.

Length of publication: 9 pages

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