Source: Innovation in Aging
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Date of publication: November 2018, Vol. 2 Iss. suppl_1 pps. 237-8
In a nutshell: Although STEADI has been successful in increasing falls-related screening, risk assessment, and prevention activities, scientific evidence of its impacts on falls and costs is limited. This study will implement STEADI and two abbreviated modifications into Geisinger Health Care outpatient clinics in suburban Pennsylvania; (1) All core STEADI interventions; (2) just physical therapy; and (3) just medication management. Information from control subjects will be contemporaneously collected from the same clinic sites. Unique aspects of the study include its experimental design, large expected sample size, use of abbreviated core assessment and intervention modules, and use of patient surveys in addition to electronic health data to capture program adherence and fall outcomes. Additionally, the study will use nursing and support staff to perform most STEADI activities and modify existing decision support tools to facilitate nurse/provider communication. Modifications to core elements, the study’s experimental design, and proposed patient survey elements will be presented.
Length of publication: One page
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