Thinking falls - taking action: development of a guide to action for falls prevention tool (GtA)
Robertson, Kate; Logan, Phillipa A.; Conroy, Simon P.; Dodds, Verity; Gordon, Adam L.; Challands, Linda; Smith, Sue; Humpage, Sally; Burn, Ann
PIP LOGAN email@example.com
Professor of Rehabilitation Research
Simon P. Conroy
ADAM GORDON Adam.Gordon@nottingham.ac.uk
Professor of The Care of Older People
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.
Robertson, K., Logan, P. A., Conroy, S. P., Dodds, V., Gordon, A. L., Challands, L., …Burn, A. (2010). Thinking falls - taking action: development of a guide to action for falls prevention tool (GtA). British Journal of Community Nursing, 15(8),
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Aug 1, 2010|
|Deposit Date||Jan 31, 2012|
|Publicly Available Date||Jan 31, 2012|
|Journal||British Journal of Community Nursing|
|Publisher||Mark Allen Healthcare|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Falls, older people, risk factors, checklist, implementation|
|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.|
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