Fall Risk Assessment for Inpatient

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Taipei Medical University WanFang Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01223794
First received: October 17, 2010
Last updated: April 21, 2011
Last verified: April 2011
  Purpose

Goals and future prospects:

  1. To finish the survey of the high risk factor ratios and high incidence rates associated with falls among inpatient fallers.
  2. To investigate the risk factors associated with falls and the consequential analysis related to falls among inpatient fallers.
  3. A good precautionary measure of falls will reduce damages and injuries for the fallers, especially inpatients welfare. Our accomplishments of this research proposal will provide sufficient information and reference for the precautionary strategies associated with fall incidents. More importantly, the experiences and results will be further explored and shared among all other hospitals.

Condition
Accidental Falls

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Fall Risk Assessment for Inpatient

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Further study details as provided by Taipei Medical University WanFang Hospital:

Enrollment: 1000
Study Start Date: February 2010
Study Completion Date: December 2010
Groups/Cohorts
Experimental Group
Fall in higher risk
Control Group
Fall in lower risk

Detailed Description:

Introductions:

Fall is a very important and challenging question among acute care and long-term care facilities. The average incidence rate of fall is approximately 40% of total anomalous reports among hospitals in United States. Fallers may suffer many severe injuries, including fracture and brain concussions. Even fall had become interesting and popular topics for medical issues, the efforts of precaution for the fall incidents are still not evident. After Wanfang Hospital was established in 1997, the fall problems associated with inpatient fallers is one of most emphasizing issue in our medical cares. Since 1998, we began to implement policies in screening the risk factors associated with falls and to involve in the precautionary measures for the fallers. But the results come out not effectively.

Specific Aims:

The specific aims of this research proposal are the following:

  1. Among inpatients, we will investigate the causes/reasons and risk factors associated with fallers and the incidence rates of falls. The consequences related to falls will also be studied.
  2. We will evaluate our strategies on the efficacy of the precautionary measures for inpatients fallers.

Experimental design: The "Observational cohort experimental design" will be applied in this research proposal.

Data collections:

  1. Data are collected mainly from wards of medicine and surgery. The project period is from 1/1/2009 to 12/31/2009.
  2. The inpatients history, diagnosis, prescribed drugs, hemoglobin value, and blood sugar value of inpatients fallers will be collected and analyzed.
  3. Associations between variables and falls among each individual faller will be assessed and evaluated thoroughly. If fall incident actually occurred, data on patient falls will be gathered within 48 hr and compared with each own relevant individual case by full evaluators.

Statistical analysis The Student-t test, Chi-square test, and one-way ANOVA will be preformed for the whole experimental data analysis.

Goals and future prospects:

  1. To finish the survey of the high risk factor ratios and high incidence rates associated with falls among inpatient fallers.
  2. To investigate the risk factors associated with falls and the consequential analysis related to falls among inpatient fallers.
  3. A good precautionary measure of falls will reduce damages and injuries for the fallers, especially inpatients welfare. Our accomplishments of this research proposal will provide sufficient information and reference for the precautionary strategies associated with fall incidents. More importantly, the experiences and results will be further explored and shared among all other hospitals.
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

all in surgical & Medical in-patient

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • above 18 years old
  • Because in surgical department disease hospital
  • The patient or the watcher may the country Taiwanese communication, consciousness clarity

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Mental illness patient
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01223794

Locations
Taiwan
Taipei Medical University - WanFang Hospital
Taipei, Taiwan
Sponsors and Collaborators
Taipei Medical University WanFang Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Mei-Fen Taung Taipei Medical University WanFang Hospital
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Mei-Fen Taung, WanFang Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01223794     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 98101
Study First Received: October 17, 2010
Last Updated: April 21, 2011
Health Authority: Taiwan: Department of Health

Keywords provided by Taipei Medical University WanFang Hospital:
Fall
all in surgical & Medical in-patient

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