The Severity of Inpatient-Fall Related Injuries in a Family Involvement Culture: An Investigation in a Taiwanese Medical Center

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160005
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Presentation
Title:
The Severity of Inpatient-Fall Related Injuries in a Family Involvement Culture: An Investigation in a Taiwanese Medical Center
Abstract:
The Severity of Inpatient-Fall Related Injuries in a Family Involvement Culture: An Investigation in a Taiwanese Medical Center
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2007
Author:Tzeng, Huey-Ming, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:The University of Michigan, School of Nursing
Contact Address:Division of Nursing Business and Health Systems, 400 North Ingalls, Room 4170, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109, USA
Background. Patient falls could be a challenging issue in acute-care inpatient settings, where someone with physical and cognitive limitations is exposed to unfamiliar and potentially hazardous surroundings. The potential for patient fall-related injury is an important patient safety consideration. Objective. It has been a long-standing Taiwanese custom for families to keep a loved one company during hospitalization. This study investigated the possible contributing variables of inpatients' fall-related injury. Methods. This quantitative study was administered during early 2005, in a medical center, Taiwan. Data was reported by the staff nurses who directly dealt with these patient fall incidences. During the data collection period of 95 days, 228 were occurred in acute care settings. Binary logistic and ordinal regression analyses were used. Results. 83.3% of these cases have at least one family member supposed to keep patients company when falls happened. However, regression analyses have limited explanation power to predict the severity of inpatients' fall-related injury (Nagelkerke Pseudo R2 = .044). Thus, the Wald chi 2 test suggested that if there was no family company when the fall occurred, the fall-related injury would be less serious (estimate = .62, Wald chi 2 = 4.47, p = .04). All the other predictors were not statistically significant. Conclusions. Regardless the inpatient has a company family or not under an open visiting policy, frequent bedside nursing visits are important to prevent patient falls.
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.titleThe Severity of Inpatient-Fall Related Injuries in a Family Involvement Culture: An Investigation in a Taiwanese Medical Centeren_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160005-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Severity of Inpatient-Fall Related Injuries in a Family Involvement Culture: An Investigation in a Taiwanese Medical Center</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">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Tzeng, Huey-Ming, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">The University of Michigan, School of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Division of Nursing Business and Health Systems, 400 North Ingalls, Room 4170, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">humi@umich.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Background. Patient falls could be a challenging issue in acute-care inpatient settings, where someone with physical and cognitive limitations is exposed to unfamiliar and potentially hazardous surroundings. The potential for patient fall-related injury is an important patient safety consideration. Objective. It has been a long-standing Taiwanese custom for families to keep a loved one company during hospitalization. This study investigated the possible contributing variables of inpatients' fall-related injury. Methods. This quantitative study was administered during early 2005, in a medical center, Taiwan. Data was reported by the staff nurses who directly dealt with these patient fall incidences. During the data collection period of 95 days, 228 were occurred in acute care settings. Binary logistic and ordinal regression analyses were used. Results. 83.3% of these cases have at least one family member supposed to keep patients company when falls happened. However, regression analyses have limited explanation power to predict the severity of inpatients' fall-related injury (Nagelkerke Pseudo R2 = .044). Thus, the Wald chi 2 test suggested that if there was no family company when the fall occurred, the fall-related injury would be less serious (estimate = .62, Wald chi 2 = 4.47, p = .04). All the other predictors were not statistically significant. Conclusions. Regardless the inpatient has a company family or not under an open visiting policy, frequent bedside nursing visits are important to prevent patient falls.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:32:13Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:32:13Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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