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dc.contributor.authorKelly, Angela
dc.contributor.authorDowling, Maura
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-24T12:18:12Z
dc.date.available2019-01-24T12:18:12Z
dc.date.issued2004-08-18
dc.identifier.citationKelly, Angela, & Dowling, Maura. (2004). Reducing the likelihood of falls in older people. Nursing Standard, 18(49), 33-40. doi: 10.7748/ns2004.08.18.49.33.c3672en_IE
dc.identifier.issn2047-9018
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/14864
dc.description.abstractBackground Falls are a serious health concern for older people and an important issue for nurses. Many factors contribute to the causes of falls. Various combinations of these factors have been incorporated in the fall assessment tools developed so far, but no single tool has been adopted universally. Institutions tend to develop their own assessment tools, which are investigated in these institutions only, and thus have not been independently evaluated for validity and reliability. Conclusion A thorough patient assessment is a vital measure in fall prevention. Nurses, particularly those based in hospitals, have a pivotal role in developing fall prevention strategies, either individually or as part of an interdisciplinary team. Fall prevention strategies have the potential to improve the quality of life for at-risk older patients and their families, as well as provide economic benefits to society.en_IE
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dc.language.isoenen_IE
dc.publisherRCN Publishingen_IE
dc.relation.ispartofNURSING STANDARDen
dc.subjectFall preventionen_IE
dc.subjectOld ageen_IE
dc.subjectPatienten_IE
dc.subjectAssessmenten_IE
dc.titleReducing the likelihood of falls in older peopleen_IE
dc.typeArticleen_IE
dc.date.updated2018-12-04T14:04:04Z
dc.identifier.doi10.7748/ns2004.08.18.49.33.c3672
dc.local.publishedsourcehttp://dx.doi.org/10.7748/ns2004.08.18.49.33.c3672en_IE
dc.description.peer-reviewedpeer-reviewed
dc.internal.rssid1171710
dc.local.contactMaura Dowling, School Of Nursing And Midwifery, Room 415 Aras Moyola, Newcastle Road, Galway. 3833 Email: maura.dowling@nuigalway.ie
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