Journal article

A new instrument for targeting falls prevention interventions was accurate and clinically applicable in a hospital setting

TP Haines, KL Bennell, RH Osborne, KD Hill

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL EPIDEMIOLOGY | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2006

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To describe the diagnostic accuracy and practical application of the Peter James Centre Falls Risk Assessment Tool (PJC-FRAT), a multidisciplinary falls risk screening and intervention deployment instrument. METHODS: In phase 1, the accuracy of the PJC-FRAT was prospectively compared to a gold standard (the STRATIFY) on a cohort of subacute hospital patients (n = 122). In phase 2, the PJC-FRAT was temporally reassessed using a subsequent cohort (n = 316), with results compared to those of phase 1. Primary outcomes were falls (events), fallers (patients who fell), and hospital completion rates of the PJC-FRAT. RESULTS: In phase 1, PJC-FRAT accuracy of identifying fal..

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