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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165463
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Characteristics of Falls Among Persons With Cancer: Results at Year One
Author(s):
Holley, S.
Author Details:
S. Holley, VA Saftey Center of Inquiry, Tampa, Florida, USA
Abstract:
Of all types of injuries, falls pose the most serious threat to elderly oncology patients and can have serious consequences related to reduced physical functioning and quality of life. There is no current information on falls in persons with cancer. Purpose: The objectives of this 2 ½ year descriptive study are to: 1) Describe intrinsic risk factors for falls in hospitalized cancer patients; 2) describe extrinsic factors related to falls, and 3) Describe the extent and type of clinical management strategies used for the prevention of subsequent falls in the acute care setting. Theoretical/Scientific Framework: The theoretical framework is based on the VA VISN 8 Patient Safety Center of Inquiry Framework. This framework is based on general systems theory that views adverse events (falls) as a result of the interaction among complex systems (individual risk factors and environmental conditions). Methods: When a fall occurs on a nursing unit, the patient is considered for enrollment into this study. Within 72 hours, the research associate approaches the patient who fell and explains the study and invites their participation and obtains written informed consent. The subject is asked to complete the Cancer Related Fatigue Distress Scale, and the Functional Living Index-Cancer survey data forms. Demographics, veteran status, concomitant illnesses, medications, fatigue distress scale scores and fatigue intensity scores, quality of life scores, mental status scores, and clinical management strategies tried will be summarized for the cases. Descriptive statistics will be calculated to examine the demographic characteristics of the cases. Data Analysis: Demographics, concomitant illnesses, medications, fatigue distress scale scores, quality of life scores, and mental status scores will be summarized for the cases. Descriptive statistics will be calculated to describe statistically significant differences between populations. For the analytical part of the study, exposures will be dichotomized to injury or non-injury to determine the crude disease-exposure association by examining the odd ratio (OR) via the Chi-square test. This whole procedure will be repeated for any sub-group with a particularly high risk if power is achieved within the sub groups. Findings and Implications: The above analyses will be reported on the accumulated data as of pre-Congress 2004. Approximately one year’s worth of data.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2004
Conference Name:
29th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Anaheim, California, USA
Note:
This 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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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCharacteristics of Falls Among Persons With Cancer: Results at Year Oneen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHolley, S.en_US
dc.author.detailsS. Holley, VA Saftey Center of Inquiry, Tampa, Florida, USAen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165463-
dc.description.abstractOf all types of injuries, falls pose the most serious threat to elderly oncology patients and can have serious consequences related to reduced physical functioning and quality of life. There is no current information on falls in persons with cancer. Purpose: The objectives of this 2 ½ year descriptive study are to: 1) Describe intrinsic risk factors for falls in hospitalized cancer patients; 2) describe extrinsic factors related to falls, and 3) Describe the extent and type of clinical management strategies used for the prevention of subsequent falls in the acute care setting. Theoretical/Scientific Framework: The theoretical framework is based on the VA VISN 8 Patient Safety Center of Inquiry Framework. This framework is based on general systems theory that views adverse events (falls) as a result of the interaction among complex systems (individual risk factors and environmental conditions). Methods: When a fall occurs on a nursing unit, the patient is considered for enrollment into this study. Within 72 hours, the research associate approaches the patient who fell and explains the study and invites their participation and obtains written informed consent. The subject is asked to complete the Cancer Related Fatigue Distress Scale, and the Functional Living Index-Cancer survey data forms. Demographics, veteran status, concomitant illnesses, medications, fatigue distress scale scores and fatigue intensity scores, quality of life scores, mental status scores, and clinical management strategies tried will be summarized for the cases. Descriptive statistics will be calculated to examine the demographic characteristics of the cases. Data Analysis: Demographics, concomitant illnesses, medications, fatigue distress scale scores, quality of life scores, and mental status scores will be summarized for the cases. Descriptive statistics will be calculated to describe statistically significant differences between populations. For the analytical part of the study, exposures will be dichotomized to injury or non-injury to determine the crude disease-exposure association by examining the odd ratio (OR) via the Chi-square test. This whole procedure will be repeated for any sub-group with a particularly high risk if power is achieved within the sub groups. Findings and Implications: The above analyses will be reported on the accumulated data as of pre-Congress 2004. Approximately one year’s worth of data.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:19:00Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:19:00Z-
dc.conference.date2004en_US
dc.conference.name29th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationAnaheim, 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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