Kate Robertson firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Phillipa A. Logan email@example.com
Simon P. Conroy firstname.lastname@example.org
Adam L. Gordon email@example.com
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.
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Aug 1, 2010|
|Journal||British Journal of Community Nursing|
|Publisher||Mark Allen Healthcare|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|APA6 Citation||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),|
|Keywords||Falls, older people, risk factors, checklist, implementation|
|Copyright Statement||Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf|
|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.|
Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf
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