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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164375
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
2 Fit 2 Fall--A Community Based Fall Prevention Program
Author(s):
Barth, Michelle; Verges, Sherry; Cesarotti, Evelyn
Author Details:
Michelle Barth, LMSW, ACSW, CPT, CGFI, Scottsdale Healthcare, Scottsdale, AZ, USA, email: mbarth@shc.org; Sherry Verges, RN; Evelyn Cesarotti Ph.D., FNP-BC, GNP- BC
Abstract:
The 2 Fit 2 Fall Program is a community collaborative fall prevention program offered by Scottsdale Healthcare, the Scottsdale Fire Department, City of Scottsdale Senior Centers and Arizona State University. Our primary objective is to provide a full scale on-site fall prevention program to older adult communities in Scottsdale, AZ. Falls are the second leading cause for admission to Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn's Emergency Department/Level I Trauma Center. Statistics suggest a need for fall prevention education and interventions within Scottsdale's older adult communities.
Eighty-five participants enrolled in the 6-month pilot program. The primary components of the program included: health screenings (blood pressure, hearing, vision, nutrition and medication evaluations), a community fall risk survey, outdoor environmental assessment, in-home safety inspection, physical skills testing, A Matter of Balance fall prevention program and a 12-week fitness program. The 8-week Matter of Balance class was introduced followed by a 12-week fitness program including strength training, balance conditioning, Tai Chi and weight-bearing exercise classes. In addition, the educational component included bi-weekly educational lectures addressing primary fall risk factors.
Research is on-going at this time and will be finalized by July 2010. Participants medical visits and associated costs will be tracked until April 2010,one year following program completion. Participants' medical costs and fall-related medical care will be compared one year prior to the program's implementation and one year following program completion. Participants overall attendance and participation in the program will be evaluated to ascertain which program components were most effective in reducing fall-related costs and medical care.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2010
Conference Name:
National Gerontological Nursing Association 25th Annual Convention
Conference Host:
National Gerontological Nursing Association
Conference Location:
Palm Springs, California, USA
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.title2 Fit 2 Fall--A Community Based Fall Prevention Programen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBarth, Michelleen_US
dc.contributor.authorVerges, Sherryen_US
dc.contributor.authorCesarotti, Evelynen_US
dc.author.detailsMichelle Barth, LMSW, ACSW, CPT, CGFI, Scottsdale Healthcare, Scottsdale, AZ, USA, email: mbarth@shc.org; Sherry Verges, RN; Evelyn Cesarotti Ph.D., FNP-BC, GNP- BCen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164375-
dc.description.abstractThe 2 Fit 2 Fall Program is a community collaborative fall prevention program offered by Scottsdale Healthcare, the Scottsdale Fire Department, City of Scottsdale Senior Centers and Arizona State University. Our primary objective is to provide a full scale on-site fall prevention program to older adult communities in Scottsdale, AZ. Falls are the second leading cause for admission to Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn's Emergency Department/Level I Trauma Center. Statistics suggest a need for fall prevention education and interventions within Scottsdale's older adult communities. <br/>Eighty-five participants enrolled in the 6-month pilot program. The primary components of the program included: health screenings (blood pressure, hearing, vision, nutrition and medication evaluations), a community fall risk survey, outdoor environmental assessment, in-home safety inspection, physical skills testing, A Matter of Balance fall prevention program and a 12-week fitness program. The 8-week Matter of Balance class was introduced followed by a 12-week fitness program including strength training, balance conditioning, Tai Chi and weight-bearing exercise classes. In addition, the educational component included bi-weekly educational lectures addressing primary fall risk factors.<br/>Research is on-going at this time and will be finalized by July 2010. Participants medical visits and associated costs will be tracked until April 2010,one year following program completion. Participants' medical costs and fall-related medical care will be compared one year prior to the program's implementation and one year following program completion. Participants overall attendance and participation in the program will be evaluated to ascertain which program components were most effective in reducing fall-related costs and medical care.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:52:04Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:52:04Z-
dc.conference.date2010en_US
dc.conference.nameNational Gerontological Nursing Association 25th Annual Conventionen_US
dc.conference.hostNational Gerontological Nursing Associationen_US
dc.conference.locationPalm Springs, California, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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