ArticlesPatients' Experience After a Fall and Their Perceptions of Fall Prevention A Qualitative StudyLim, Mei Ling BSc (Nursing), RN; Ang, Seng Giap Marcus BSc (Nursing), RN; Teo, Kai Yunn BSN, RN; Wee, Yan Hui Celestine BSc (Nursing), RN; Yee, Shu Ping RN; Lim, Shu Hui BSc; Ang, Shin Yuh BSc (Nursing), MBA, RNAuthor Information Nursing Division, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore (Mss Lim, Teo, Wee, Yee, Lim, and Ang); and School of Nursing and Midwifery, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia (Mr Ang). Correspondence: Mei Ling Lim, BSc (Nursing), RN, Nursing Division (Research), Singapore General Hospital, 31 Third Hospital Ave, Bowyer Block B Level 2, Singapore 168753 (firstname.lastname@example.org). The authors declare no conflict of interests.Supplemental digital content is available for this article. Direct URL citation appears in the printed text and is provided in the HTML and PDF versions of this article on the journal's Web site (www.jncqjournal.com).Accepted for publication: February 16, 2017Published ahead of print: April 26, 2017 Journal of Nursing Care Quality: January/March 2018 - Volume 33 - Issue 1 - p 46-52 doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0000000000000261 Buy SDC Metrics Abstract An exploratory descriptive study was conducted to explore the perspectives of patients who had fallen in the hospital; 100 patients were interviewed. An inductive content analysis approach was adopted. Six themes emerged: Apathetic toward falls, self-blame behavior, reluctance to impose on busy nurses, negative feelings toward nurses, overestimating own ability, and poor retention of information. Patients often downplayed the risks of falls and were reluctant to call for help. © 2018 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.