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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152996
Type:
Presentation
Title:
RISK FACTORS for NURSING DIAGNOSIS RISK for Falls IN HOSPITALIZED Adults
Abstract:
RISK FACTORS for NURSING DIAGNOSIS RISK for Falls IN HOSPITALIZED Adults
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Herrera, Dolores Eunice Hernández, MSc
P.I. Institution Name:Ribeirao Preto College of Nursing at the University of Sao Paulo
Title:PhD Candidate
[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose: To determine the frequency of risk factors proposed by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association (NANDA) to the nursing diagnosis "risk for falls in hospitalized adult patients".
Methods:  This descriptive study included clinical records of the nursing diagnosis "risk for falls in hospitalized adults" in a second-level Hospital Unit in the state of Queretaro, Mexico. The sample was calculated with the formula for population percentages (n = 100). The data were collected using a checklist that contained 47 risk factors proposed by the NANDA which included adults (6), environmental (8), physiological (23), cognitive (1) and medications (9), excluding factors related to children.
Results: 13 (27.6%) risk factors for falls were identified in a total of 47 (100%) proposed by NANDA. Of those, 44% were physiological factors associated with acute disease and vascular disease, primarily, 17% cognitive factors associated with altered mental status, and 5 (5%) adult factors associated with the age over 65 years and the use of devices. Factors related to medications and environment were not identified.
Conclusion: Mainly physiological factors were identified as risk factors. Environmental factors related to the hospital infrastructure, as beds without guardrails and inappropriate height, not described in the taxonomy, were observed.
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.titleRISK FACTORS for NURSING DIAGNOSIS RISK for Falls IN HOSPITALIZED Adultsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152996-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">RISK FACTORS for NURSING DIAGNOSIS RISK for Falls IN HOSPITALIZED Adults</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">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Herrera, Dolores Eunice Hern&aacute;ndez, MSc</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Ribeirao Preto College of Nursing at the University of Sao Paulo</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">PhD Candidate</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">eunice_isa@yahoo.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose:&nbsp;To determine the frequency of risk factors proposed by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association (NANDA) to the nursing diagnosis &quot;risk for falls in hospitalized adult patients&quot;. <br/>Methods:&nbsp;&nbsp;This descriptive study included clinical records of the nursing diagnosis &quot;risk for falls in hospitalized adults&quot; in a second-level Hospital Unit in the state of Queretaro, Mexico. The sample was calculated with the formula for population percentages (n = 100). The data were collected using a checklist that contained 47 risk factors proposed by the NANDA which included adults (6), environmental (8), physiological (23), cognitive (1) and medications (9), excluding factors related to children. <br/>Results:&nbsp;13 (27.6%) risk factors for falls were identified in a total of 47 (100%) proposed by NANDA. Of those, 44% were physiological factors associated with acute disease and vascular disease, primarily, 17% cognitive factors associated with altered mental status, and 5 (5%) adult factors associated with the age over 65 years and the use of devices. Factors related to medications and environment were not identified. <br/>Conclusion:&nbsp;Mainly physiological factors were identified as risk factors. Environmental factors related to the hospital infrastructure, as beds without guardrails and inappropriate height, not described in the taxonomy, were observed.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:58:14Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:58:14Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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