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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

Authors

Kate Robertson kate.robertson@nottscommunityhealth.nhs.uk

Phillipa A. Logan pip.logan@nottingham.ac.uk

Simon P. Conroy spc3@le.ac.uk

Verity Dodds

Adam L. Gordon adam.gordon@nottingham.ac.uk

Linda Challands

Sue Smith

Sally Humpage

Ann Burn



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.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Aug 1, 2010
Journal British Journal of Community Nursing
Print ISSN 1462-4753
Electronic ISSN 1462-4753
Publisher Mark Allen Healthcare
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 15
Issue 8
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
Publisher URL http://www.internurse.com/cgi-bin/go.pl/library/article.cgi?uid=76117;article=BJCN_15_8_406_410
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.

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