Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/291778
Title:
Falls in elderly veterans in a nursing home setting
Author:
West, Betty Johansen, 1931-
Issue Date:
1992
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The purpose of this study was to describe the characteristics of falls and risk factors for falls in elderly male veterans residing in a Veterans Affairs nursing home care unit. Risk factors included cognitive status, mobility status, and restraint use. Relationships between risk factors and falls were investigated using a two-phase descriptive correlational design. Nursing and medical records of residents who fell were reviewed retrospectively, and assessment of cognitive status was done using the Mini-mental Status Exam. The convenience sample included 20 male veterans, age 65 and older, who had at least one documented fall from the year of January 1991 through December, 1991. Results were not statistically significant; however, trends in the data were identified. Findings were clinically significant and validated literature on risk factors for falling.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Gerontology.; Health Sciences, Nursing.
Degree Name:
M.S.N.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Van Ort, Suzanne

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleFalls in elderly veterans in a nursing home settingen_US
dc.creatorWest, Betty Johansen, 1931-en_US
dc.contributor.authorWest, Betty Johansen, 1931-en_US
dc.date.issued1992en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to describe the characteristics of falls and risk factors for falls in elderly male veterans residing in a Veterans Affairs nursing home care unit. Risk factors included cognitive status, mobility status, and restraint use. Relationships between risk factors and falls were investigated using a two-phase descriptive correlational design. Nursing and medical records of residents who fell were reviewed retrospectively, and assessment of cognitive status was done using the Mini-mental Status Exam. The convenience sample included 20 male veterans, age 65 and older, who had at least one documented fall from the year of January 1991 through December, 1991. Results were not statistically significant; however, trends in the data were identified. Findings were clinically significant and validated literature on risk factors for falling.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectGerontology.en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Nursing.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.N.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorVan Ort, Suzanneen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1350835en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b27746070en_US
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