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A failed fall prevention study in an acute care setting: lessons from the swamp

O`Connell, Beverly and Myers, Helen 2001, A failed fall prevention study in an acute care setting: lessons from the swamp, International journal of nursing practice, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 126-130, doi: 10.1046/j.1440-172X.2001.00300.x.

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Title A failed fall prevention study in an acute care setting: lessons from the swamp
Author(s) O`Connell, Beverly
Myers, Helen
Journal name International journal of nursing practice
Volume number 7
Issue number 2
Start page 126
End page 130
Publisher Blackwell Science Asia Pty Ltd
Place of publication Carlton, Vic.
Publication date 2001
ISSN 1322-7114
1440-172X
Keyword(s) accidental falls
acute care settings
fall interventions
fall prevention
nursing research
Summary Designing and implementing fall intervention studies in acute care settings presents researchers with a number of challenges. To date, there are no fall prevention interventions that have unequivocal empirical support in these settings. Based on the best available evidence a multistrategy fall prevention program was implemented using a pretest–post-test design over a 12-month period. The results indicated no reduction in the fall rate. Contrary to the expected result, the fall rate increased post the implementation of the multistrategy fall prevention program. To assist other researchers understand the contextual and methodological barriers to conducting fall prevention research in acute care settings, this paper discusses the difficulties experienced in this study.
Language eng
DOI 10.1046/j.1440-172X.2001.00300.x
Field of Research 111003 Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2008, Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30001218

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Nursing and Midwifery
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