Journal article

Posthospital Falls Prevention Intervention: A Mixed-Methods Study

Emma Renehan, Claudia Meyer, Rohan A Elliott, Frances Batchelor, Catherine Said, Terry Haines, Dianne Goeman

JOURNAL OF AGING AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY | HUMAN KINETICS PUBL INC | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Posthospital discharge shows increased risk for falls in older people. This pilot study was created to determine feasibility and acceptability of a community-delivered posthospital multifactorial program. METHOD: This mixed-method study used randomized controlled design (quantitative component) and interviews (qualitative component). People aged ≥65 years, hospitalized for a fall, underwent assessment for quality of life and falls-related outcomes, followed by interviews, randomization into intervention (exercise, medication review, and education) or control group, and follow-up at 6 months. RESULTS: Thirteen people commenced, with 10 people assessed at 6 months. Participants were..

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