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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159426
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Interdisciplinary Senior Injury Prevention Project
Abstract:
Interdisciplinary Senior Injury Prevention Project
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Williams, Margaret
Contact Address:Broadway at 11th St, P O Box 7005, Quincy, IL, 62305-7005, USA
Purpose: To evaluate a nurse-initiated intervention to increase assessment and referral of seniors at high risk for falling. Theoretical Framework: Transtheoretical Change Model. Sample: A convenience sample of nine geriatric patients attending an university affiliated rural outpatient clinic in Illinois. Method: Descriptive exploratory. Research questions:1. Does the nurses’ addition of key assessment data relative to fall risk on the intake form influence the referral patterns for interdisciplinary therapy in the geriatric outpatient? 2. Does the availability of a Fall Prevention Patient Education Packet influence its use by the outpatient office professional staff? Results: No observed or documented interdisciplinary referrals. No Fall Prevention Patient Education Packets were dispensed. Review of the intake forms revealed the presence of risk factors in the majority of the sample. Intake form was easy to use in a clinic to check the presence of impairment and observations regarding ambulation using the preset criteria. Analysis of the intake forms revealed that the most common activities where difficulty was noted were associated with getting on the scale and getting out of a chair. Conclusions: Expand the pilot study to use the revised intake form in the clinic and evaluate the outcomes over a longer period of time. Perform professional and community education regarding high risk behaviors and benefits of early intervention to decrease fall risk. AN: MN030204
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleInterdisciplinary Senior Injury Prevention Projecten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159426-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Interdisciplinary Senior Injury Prevention Project</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Williams, Margaret</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Broadway at 11th St, P O Box 7005, Quincy, IL, 62305-7005, USA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: To evaluate a nurse-initiated intervention to increase assessment and referral of seniors at high risk for falling. Theoretical Framework: Transtheoretical Change Model. Sample: A convenience sample of nine geriatric patients attending an university affiliated rural outpatient clinic in Illinois. Method: Descriptive exploratory. Research questions:1. Does the nurses&rsquo; addition of key assessment data relative to fall risk on the intake form influence the referral patterns for interdisciplinary therapy in the geriatric outpatient? 2. Does the availability of a Fall Prevention Patient Education Packet influence its use by the outpatient office professional staff? Results: No observed or documented interdisciplinary referrals. No Fall Prevention Patient Education Packets were dispensed. Review of the intake forms revealed the presence of risk factors in the majority of the sample. Intake form was easy to use in a clinic to check the presence of impairment and observations regarding ambulation using the preset criteria. Analysis of the intake forms revealed that the most common activities where difficulty was noted were associated with getting on the scale and getting out of a chair. Conclusions: Expand the pilot study to use the revised intake form in the clinic and evaluate the outcomes over a longer period of time. Perform professional and community education regarding high risk behaviors and benefits of early intervention to decrease fall risk. AN: MN030204 </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:00:12Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:00:12Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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