Thinking falls - taking action: development of a guide to action for falls prevention tool (GtA)

Robertson, Kate and Logan, Phillipa A. and Conroy, Simon P. and Dodds, Verity and Gordon, Adam L. and Challands, Linda and Smith, Sue and Humpage, Sally and Burn, Ann (2010) Thinking falls - taking action: development of a guide to action for falls prevention tool (GtA). British Journal of Community Nursing, 15 (8). pp. 406-410. ISSN 1462-4753

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Abstract

Clinical guidelines and research papers help clinicians measure and understand the risk of falling in their older clients but very few provide the assessor with recommendations as to which interventions they can use to reduce the risk of a fall. The Guide to Action for Falls Prevention tool (GtA) was developed to help professionals from a broad range of organisations to recognise factors that might increase falls risk and know which actions to take to lessen that risk. Twenty four professionals tested the GtA in a clinical setting and found it quick (15 mins) and easy to complete. The GtA needs further evaluation to test whether it is a practical way of delivering a falls prevention intervention.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Published as: Robertson, Kate, et al., Thinking falls - taking action: a guide to action for falls prevention, British Journal of Community Nursing, 15(8), 2010, 406-410.
Uncontrolled Keywords:Falls, older people, risk factors, checklist, implementation
Schools/Departments:Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Community Health Sciences > Rehabilitation and Ageing
ID Code:1414
Deposited By:Gordon, Dr Adam L
Deposited On:31 Jan 2012 18:17
Last Modified:31 Jan 2012 18:17

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