Reliability and Validity of the Stratify Fall Risk Score of Falls in an Acute Care Setting

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153246
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Reliability and Validity of the Stratify Fall Risk Score of Falls in an Acute Care Setting
Abstract:
Reliability and Validity of the Stratify Fall Risk Score of Falls in an Acute Care Setting
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Chien, Shu Feng, RN, BA
P.I. Institution Name:Taipei Veterans General Hospital
Title:Deputy Associate Specialist
Co-Authors:Yu-chih Chen, PhD
[Evidence-based Practice Session - Paper or Poster Presentation] Effective strategies against fall accidents, which is an indicator of a safe and qualified care in clinical setting, relies heavily on the availability of a prepared assessment tool to identify the high-risk patients in time. The present study aims to evaluate how STRATIFY fall risk assessment tool can be used in Taiwan and what its clinical validity is. This prospective study enrolled two medical centers and community hospitals respectively who participated in the Taiwan Quality Indicator Project (TQIP) .three wards from each hospital that had top incidents of falls were selected for study to make up a total of 650 inpatients. The result confirmed that STRATIFY is with good reliability, saying, both inter-rater reliability and intra-rater reliability are more than 0.8. Using 2 points as the cut-off value for validity assessment, we obtained64.1% sensitivity, 70.7% specificity, 6.3% positive predict value and 98.5% negative predict value. In summary, STRATIFY performed poorly as a predictor of falls in multidisciplinary acute care setting. There is need for a disease-specific rather than a generic fall risk assessment tool.
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.titleReliability and Validity of the Stratify Fall Risk Score of Falls in an Acute Care Settingen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153246-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Reliability and Validity of the Stratify Fall Risk Score of Falls in an Acute Care Setting</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">2008</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">[Evidence-based Practice Session - Paper or Poster Presentation] Effective strategies against fall accidents, which is an indicator of a safe and qualified care in clinical setting, relies heavily on the availability of a prepared assessment tool to identify the high-risk patients in time. The present study aims to evaluate how STRATIFY fall risk assessment tool can be used in Taiwan and what its clinical validity is. This prospective study enrolled two medical centers and community hospitals respectively who participated in the Taiwan Quality Indicator Project (TQIP) .three wards from each hospital that had top incidents of falls were selected for study to make up a total of 650 inpatients. The result confirmed that STRATIFY is with good reliability, saying, both inter-rater reliability and intra-rater reliability are more than 0.8. Using 2 points as the cut-off value for validity assessment, we obtained64.1% sensitivity, 70.7% specificity, 6.3% positive predict value and 98.5% negative predict value. In summary, STRATIFY performed poorly as a predictor of falls in multidisciplinary acute care setting. There is need for a disease-specific rather than a generic fall risk assessment tool.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:08:38Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:08:38Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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