Reducing falls in hospital through education to change patient and staff behaviour: A stepped wedge cluster randomised controlled effectiveness trial
Hill, A.-M., McPhail, S., Waldron, N., Etherton-Beer, C., Flicker, L., Ingram, K., Bulsara, M., & Haines, T.P. (2015) Reducing falls in hospital through education to change patient and staff behaviour: A stepped wedge cluster randomised controlled effectiveness trial. In World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress 2015, 1-4 May 2015, Singapore.
Background: Falls remain the most frequent adverse event reported in hospitals, particularly geriatric rehabilitation wards. Randomised trials reducing fall injuries in hospitals have been elusive. Our previous randomised trial (n = 1206) demonstrated that multimedia education with physiotherapist falls educator support reduced falls among patients with higher cognition levels, but this benefit was offset by a potential increase in falls rates among patients with poor cognition. In the previous trial, hospital staff were blinded to the allocation of individual patients, and only delivered usual care.
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|Additional Information:||Abstract published in Physiotherapy, Volume 101, Supplement 1, May 2015, Pages e984|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
|Deposited On:||11 Feb 2016 00:06|
|Last Modified:||11 Feb 2016 00:06|
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