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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152435
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nursing Staff Awareness and Effectiveness of Fall Prevention
Abstract:
Nursing Staff Awareness and Effectiveness of Fall Prevention
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Chien, Shu Feng, RN, BA
P.I. Institution Name:Taipei Veterans General Hospital
Title:Deputy Associate Specialist
Co-Authors:Yu-chih Chen, PhD
Objective: To determine the effectiveness of the intensive educational program on fall prevention among nursing staffs. We hypothesized that nursing staffs with greater awareness and concern about the fall prevention would have influence on the fall reduction. Methods: A randomized controlled trial was conducted. Nursing staffs were selected from the participants of Taiwan Quality Indicator Projects, three medical centers and three regional hospitals, respectively. A total of 673 nursing staffs were included in the study, with 339 nurses in the intervention group and 334 nurses in the controlled group. A designed educational program including epidemiology of fall in Taiwan, fall assessment strategy as well as fall prevention protocol. The primary measures were knowledge scores and attitude scores of the subjects. The secondary measure was the rate of patient fall. Results: The baseline characteristics were no significant different between the two groups. After completion of educational program, nurses in the intervention group exhibited higher knowledge scores than the control group (p <0.05) and showed more positive attitude toward fall prevention. For the intervention group, the differences in knowledge score and attitude score relative to the baseline scores were persisted at the 1-month assessment (p < .05). At baseline, the rate of patient fall was 0.29% and 0.28% for the intervention group and controlled group, respectively. Compared to controlled group, intervention group showed a significant fall reduction among at risk patients.  Conclusion: An intensive educational program can greatly improve the knowledge scores and attitude scores of fall prevention among nurses. And the influence of the education intervention on the fall reduction is confirmed. Key Words: fall education; nurse knowledge of fall; nurse attitude of fall; fall prevention
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNursing Staff Awareness and Effectiveness of Fall Preventionen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152435-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Nursing Staff Awareness and Effectiveness of Fall Prevention</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Chien, Shu Feng, RN, BA</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Taipei Veterans General Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Deputy Associate Specialist</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sfchien@vghtpe.gov.tw</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Yu-chih Chen, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: To determine the effectiveness of the intensive educational program on fall prevention among nursing staffs. We hypothesized that nursing staffs with greater awareness and concern about the fall prevention would have influence on the fall reduction. Methods: A randomized controlled trial was conducted. Nursing staffs were selected from the participants of Taiwan Quality Indicator Projects, three medical centers and three regional hospitals, respectively. A total of 673 nursing staffs were included in the study, with 339 nurses in the intervention group and 334 nurses in the controlled group. A designed educational program including epidemiology of fall in Taiwan, fall assessment strategy as well as fall prevention protocol. The primary measures were knowledge scores and attitude scores of the subjects. The secondary measure was the rate of patient fall. Results: The baseline characteristics were no significant different between the two groups. After completion of educational program, nurses in the intervention group exhibited higher knowledge scores than the control group (p &lt;0.05) and showed more positive attitude toward fall prevention. For the intervention group, the differences in knowledge score and attitude score relative to the baseline scores were persisted at the 1-month assessment (p &lt; .05). At baseline, the rate of patient fall was 0.29% and 0.28% for the intervention group and controlled group, respectively. Compared to controlled group, intervention group showed a significant fall reduction among at risk patients.&nbsp; Conclusion: An intensive educational program can greatly improve the knowledge scores and attitude scores of fall prevention among nurses. And the influence of the education intervention on the fall reduction is confirmed. Key Words: fall education; nurse knowledge of fall; nurse attitude of fall; fall prevention</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:36:13Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:36:13Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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