Prospective analysis of the risk factors for falls in lymphoma patients


Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 2014 online

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Date of publication: June 2014

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study looked into lymphoma patients receiving chemotherapy, who were followed up by weekly phone contact for six months, or until a fall or death. Gender, stage, revised international prognostic index (R-IPI) and intravenous catheter placement were independent risk factors. Patients with these four risk factors should receive particular attention and fall prevention education to reduce the incident of falls. The R-IPI may be a new predictor of falling in lymphoma patients and may aid in the management of falls.

Length of publication: 1 page

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