Feasibility and Accuracy of Different Methods for Collecting Data on Falls among Older People with Dementia

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Authors: Adamczewska, N., Vassallo, M., Thomas, P.W., Thomas, S., Barrado-Martín, Y. and Nyman, S.R.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/33128/

Journal: Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders

ISSN: 0893-0341

DOI: 10.1097/WAD.0000000000000364

© 2019 The Author(s). This study compared different methods for collecting data on falls among people with dementia to identify which is most feasible and accurate. Eighty-three dyads, comprised of a community- dwelling person with dementia and their informal carer, participated in the TAi ChI for people with demenTia (TACIT) trial. Falls were collected prospectively over 6 months using monthly calendars, weekly and monthly telephone interviews, and 3-monthly telephone interviews with the carer. Unique falls identified across the reporting methods were combined, and this total was compared against each reporting method in isolation and combinations. A higher frequency of falls indicated greater accuracy. Falls data collection was most feasible with weekly telephone interviews (84%), and most accurate with the combination of weekly telephone interviews with monthly calendars (96%). For the greatest completeness and accuracy of falls data with community-dwelling people with dementia, researchers should use both weekly telephone interviews and monthly calendars.

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Authors: Adamczewska, N., Vassallo, M., Thomas, P.W., Thomas, S., Barrado-Martín, Y. and Nyman, S.R.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/33128/

Journal: Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord

eISSN: 1546-4156

DOI: 10.1097/WAD.0000000000000364

This study compared different methods for collecting data on falls among people with dementia to identify which is most feasible and accurate. Eighty-three dyads, comprised of a community-dwelling person with dementia and their informal carer, participated in the TAi ChI for people with demenTia (TACIT) trial. Falls were collected prospectively over 6 months using monthly calendars, weekly and monthly telephone interviews, and 3-monthly telephone interviews with the carer. Unique falls identified across the reporting methods were combined, and this total was compared against each reporting method in isolation and combinations. A higher frequency of falls indicated greater accuracy. Falls data collection was most feasible with weekly telephone interviews (84%), and most accurate with the combination of weekly telephone interviews with monthly calendars (96%). For the greatest completeness and accuracy of falls data with community-dwelling people with dementia, researchers should use both weekly telephone interviews and monthly calendars.

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Authors: Adamczewska, N., Vassallo, M., Thomas, P.W., Thomas, S., Barrado-Martín, Y. and Nyman, S.R.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/33128/

Journal: Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders

ISSN: 0893-0341

DOI: 10.1097/WAD.0000000000000364

© 2019 The Author(s). This study compared different methods for collecting data on falls among people with dementia to identify which is most feasible and accurate. Eighty-three dyads, comprised of a community- dwelling person with dementia and their informal carer, participated in the TAi ChI for people with demenTia (TACIT) trial. Falls were collected prospectively over 6 months using monthly calendars, weekly and monthly telephone interviews, and 3-monthly telephone interviews with the carer. Unique falls identified across the reporting methods were combined, and this total was compared against each reporting method in isolation and combinations. A higher frequency of falls indicated greater accuracy. Falls data collection was most feasible with weekly telephone interviews (84%), and most accurate with the combination of weekly telephone interviews with monthly calendars (96%). For the greatest completeness and accuracy of falls data with community-dwelling people with dementia, researchers should use both weekly telephone interviews and monthly calendars.

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