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Journal of Nursing Care Quality:
doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0b013e3181e36755
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Contributing Factors Associated With Impulsivity-Related Falls in Hospitalized, Older Adults

Ferrari, Marisa A. DNP, RN; Harrison, Barbara E. PhD, GNP, BC; Campbell, Cathy MSN, APRN; Maddens, Michael MD; Whall, Ann L. PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA

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Abstract

Impulsivity-related falls (IRFs) sustained by hospitalized, older adults can lead to critical adverse events. The purpose of this study was to determine whether 7 common fall risk factors contributed to the occurrence of IRF in hospitalized, older adults. This study found that 31% of falls were classified as IRF. Logistic regression indicated that inattention and mobility were contributors to IRF. Early identification of these 2 risk factors could improve identification of potential IRFs and reduce fall rates.

© 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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