Acceptability of fall prevention measures for hospital inpatients

This source preferred by Roger Baker and Stephen Allen

Authors: Vassallo, M., Stockdale, R., Wilkinson, C., Malik, N., Sharma, J.C., Baker, R. and Allen, S.C.

Journal: Age & Ageing

Volume: 33

Pages: 400-401

ISSN: 0002-0729

DOI: 10.1093/ageing/afh138

Research letters: Great strides have been made in recent years in the management of falls. In care settings for older people it is time now to develop criteria which will allow us to move on from recording fall quantity to fall quality. It is time to work with staff and colleagues in care settings to ensure that reasonable and realistic policies, practices and expectations prevail. Healthcare professionals should also now belatedly engage with the lay public, with patients and families about falls and risk management. A risk-free life is no life at all.

(Marion E. T. McMurdo, John R. Harper) Key points: . There is a wide range of acceptability for various measures considered to be restraint.

. We identified marked differences of opinion on acceptability of measures of restraint among patients/relatives and health care professionals.

. It is important to involve patients and where appropriate relatives in decisions to try preventing falls in hospital.

[From the authors]

This data was imported from PubMed:

Authors: Vassallo, M., Stockdale, R., Wilkinson, C., Malik, N., Sharma, J., Baker, R. and Allen, S.

Journal: Age Ageing

Volume: 33

Issue: 4

Pages: 400-401

ISSN: 0002-0729

DOI: 10.1093/ageing/afh138

This data was imported from Scopus:

Authors: Vassallo, M., Stockdale, R., Wilkinson, C., Malik, N., Sharma, J., Baker, R. and Allen, S.

Journal: Age and Ageing

Volume: 33

Issue: 4

Pages: 400-402

ISSN: 0002-0729

DOI: 10.1093/ageing/afh138

This data was imported from Web of Science (Lite):

Authors: Vassallo, M., Stockdale, R., Wilkinson, C., Malik, N., Sharma, J., Baker, R. and Allen, S.

Journal: AGE AND AGEING

Volume: 33

Issue: 4

Pages: 400-402

ISSN: 0002-0729

DOI: 10.1093/ageing/afh138

This data was imported from Europe PubMed Central:

Authors: Vassallo, M., Stockdale, R., Wilkinson, C., Malik, N., Sharma, J., Baker, R. and Allen, S.

Journal: Age and ageing

Volume: 33

Issue: 4

Pages: 400-401

eISSN: 1468-2834

ISSN: 0002-0729

The data on this page was last updated at 04:39 on October 19, 2017.