A Multi-Center Study for the Psychometric Testing of the Humpty Dumpty Inpatient Scale

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/621323
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Full-text
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Text-based Document
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Presentation
Title:
A Multi-Center Study for the Psychometric Testing of the Humpty Dumpty Inpatient Scale
Other Titles:
Patient Safety: Fall Prevention
Author(s):
Hill-Rodgriguez, Deborah; Gonzalez, Jacqueline; Hernandez, L. M.; Cordo, Jennifer
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Beta Tau
Author Details:
Deborah Hill-Rodgriguez, PCNS-BC, ARNP; Jacqueline Gonzalez, ARNP, NEA-BC, FAAN; L. M. Hernandez, ARNP, CPN, FNP-C; Jennifer Cordo, ARNP, NE-BC
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, March 18, 2017: According Hill-Rodriguez, et al (2009), the Humpty Dumpty Falls Prevention Program(TM) was developed out of a need to identify pediatric patients at risk for their potential to have a fall event. An inter-professional team of nursing, risk and rehabilitation specialists came together to review the then current fall risk identification scales and literature. Most of the literature was focused on scalessubstantiated in the adult population. Due to the limitation of scales and published findings relating to pediatrics, the team developed the comprehensive Humpty Dumpty Falls Prevention Program. The scales and corresponding program were developed based on commonalities of 200 pediatric fall events and best practices. Consisting of risk identification scales for three settings, high risk fall identification practices, and educational content to partner with parents, the program began in 2005 and has since become the most globally recognized pediatric fall risk identification program. The program assists care givers in identifying patients at risk for fall events in all 50 states and throughout the world in over a dozen countries, impacting the safety of pediatric patients worldwide. Because falls can result in serious sequalae for pediatric patients, a six-year multi-site study was embarked upon to examine the reliability, validity, specificity and sensitivity of the Humpty Dumpty Fall Inpatient Scale. The study period was from 2010-2015. A retrospective, cross sectional design was used to assess the psychometric characteristics of the Humpty Dumpty Fall Inpatient Scale for patients who fell and a comparable group of patients who did not fall. Seventeen participating institutions, both national and international, enrolled who are using the Humpty Dumpty Fall Inpatient Scale. The purpose of the six-year multisite study was to establish reliability of the Humpty Dumpty Fall Inpatient Scale, determine the validity of the Humpty Dumpty Fall Inpatient Scale, analyze the specificity and sensitivity of the Humpty Dumpty Fall Inpatient Scale, and identify the unique characteristics of individuals classified as true positives (i.e., identified as high risk and experienced a fall) and false negatives (i.e., identified as low risk and experienced a fall). The age range of the population studied was 0-21 years of age. A retrospective, cross-sectional design was used to assess the psychometric characteristics of the Humpty Dumpty Inpatient Fall Scale scores from 'actual fall' patients and control patients will be derived from hospital records of patients utilizing the Humpty Dumpty Falls Inpatient Scale. The 'actual fall' sample was identified through medical record numbers via the Risk Management Department. The normal control patients were identified through medical record numbers from the Patient Admissions list for the specified time frame and randomized via computerization. At the time of chart review, all data was de-identified. Humpty Dumpty Fall Inpatient Scale scores of all patients who actually fell and a comparable control group who did not fall were reviewed and entered into a password protected online database from 2010 to 2015. Recruitment consisted of institutions such as hospitals or any other type of institution with an inpatient pediatric unit. These institutions used the Humpty Dumpty Fall Inpatient Scale scores of all patients who actually fell and the scores of the normal control group that met inclusion criteria were included; regardless, of the patient race, ethnic group, gender, understanding of country language, or socioeconomic status. Data was collected on the seven domains of the Humpty Dumpty Fall Inpatient Scale from the participating institutions. Findings of the study revealed reliability and validity of the Humpty Dumpty Fall Inpatient Scale. Analysis of the individual scale parameters reveal significance in rating criteria for the identification of patients at risk for falls. As a result of the research findings, subsequent research is recommended to further refine the parameters within this inpatient scale. Learning Objectives: The learner will be able to discuss the benefits of structured pediatric hospital's fall prevention program to improve patient care outcomes. The learner will be able to determine the validity of a pediatric fall inpatient scale. The learner will be able to describe limitations of a multi-year, multi-facility research study.
Keywords:
pediatric; fall; hospital
Repository Posting Date:
3-Mar-2017
Date of Publication:
3-Mar-2017
Other Identifiers:
CHWE17G04
Conference Date:
2017
Conference Name:
Creating Healthy Work Environments 2017
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Creating Healthy Work Environments 2017: Best Practices in Clinical and Academic Settings. Held at the JW Marriott, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

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dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleA Multi-Center Study for the Psychometric Testing of the Humpty Dumpty Inpatient Scaleen
dc.title.alternativePatient Safety: Fall Preventionen
dc.contributor.authorHill-Rodgriguez, Deborahen
dc.contributor.authorGonzalez, Jacquelineen
dc.contributor.authorHernandez, L. M.en
dc.contributor.authorCordo, Jenniferen
dc.contributor.departmentBeta Tauen
dc.author.detailsDeborah Hill-Rodgriguez, PCNS-BC, ARNP; Jacqueline Gonzalez, ARNP, NEA-BC, FAAN; L. M. Hernandez, ARNP, CPN, FNP-C; Jennifer Cordo, ARNP, NE-BCen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/621323-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, March 18, 2017: According Hill-Rodriguez, et al (2009), the Humpty Dumpty Falls Prevention Program(TM) was developed out of a need to identify pediatric patients at risk for their potential to have a fall event. An inter-professional team of nursing, risk and rehabilitation specialists came together to review the then current fall risk identification scales and literature. Most of the literature was focused on scalessubstantiated in the adult population. Due to the limitation of scales and published findings relating to pediatrics, the team developed the comprehensive Humpty Dumpty Falls Prevention Program. The scales and corresponding program were developed based on commonalities of 200 pediatric fall events and best practices. Consisting of risk identification scales for three settings, high risk fall identification practices, and educational content to partner with parents, the program began in 2005 and has since become the most globally recognized pediatric fall risk identification program. The program assists care givers in identifying patients at risk for fall events in all 50 states and throughout the world in over a dozen countries, impacting the safety of pediatric patients worldwide. Because falls can result in serious sequalae for pediatric patients, a six-year multi-site study was embarked upon to examine the reliability, validity, specificity and sensitivity of the Humpty Dumpty Fall Inpatient Scale. The study period was from 2010-2015. A retrospective, cross sectional design was used to assess the psychometric characteristics of the Humpty Dumpty Fall Inpatient Scale for patients who fell and a comparable group of patients who did not fall. Seventeen participating institutions, both national and international, enrolled who are using the Humpty Dumpty Fall Inpatient Scale. The purpose of the six-year multisite study was to establish reliability of the Humpty Dumpty Fall Inpatient Scale, determine the validity of the Humpty Dumpty Fall Inpatient Scale, analyze the specificity and sensitivity of the Humpty Dumpty Fall Inpatient Scale, and identify the unique characteristics of individuals classified as true positives (i.e., identified as high risk and experienced a fall) and false negatives (i.e., identified as low risk and experienced a fall). The age range of the population studied was 0-21 years of age. A retrospective, cross-sectional design was used to assess the psychometric characteristics of the Humpty Dumpty Inpatient Fall Scale scores from 'actual fall' patients and control patients will be derived from hospital records of patients utilizing the Humpty Dumpty Falls Inpatient Scale. The 'actual fall' sample was identified through medical record numbers via the Risk Management Department. The normal control patients were identified through medical record numbers from the Patient Admissions list for the specified time frame and randomized via computerization. At the time of chart review, all data was de-identified. Humpty Dumpty Fall Inpatient Scale scores of all patients who actually fell and a comparable control group who did not fall were reviewed and entered into a password protected online database from 2010 to 2015. Recruitment consisted of institutions such as hospitals or any other type of institution with an inpatient pediatric unit. These institutions used the Humpty Dumpty Fall Inpatient Scale scores of all patients who actually fell and the scores of the normal control group that met inclusion criteria were included; regardless, of the patient race, ethnic group, gender, understanding of country language, or socioeconomic status. Data was collected on the seven domains of the Humpty Dumpty Fall Inpatient Scale from the participating institutions. Findings of the study revealed reliability and validity of the Humpty Dumpty Fall Inpatient Scale. Analysis of the individual scale parameters reveal significance in rating criteria for the identification of patients at risk for falls. As a result of the research findings, subsequent research is recommended to further refine the parameters within this inpatient scale. Learning Objectives: The learner will be able to discuss the benefits of structured pediatric hospital's fall prevention program to improve patient care outcomes. The learner will be able to determine the validity of a pediatric fall inpatient scale. The learner will be able to describe limitations of a multi-year, multi-facility research study.en
dc.subjectpediatricen
dc.subjectfallen
dc.subjecthospitalen
dc.date.available2017-03-03T14:34:56Z-
dc.date.issued2017-03-03-
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-03T14:34:56Z-
dc.conference.date2017en
dc.conference.nameCreating Healthy Work Environments 2017en
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen
dc.descriptionCreating Healthy Work Environments 2017: Best Practices in Clinical and Academic Settings. Held at the JW Marriott, Indianapolis, Indiana, USAen
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