Aim. Falls represent a significant problem in acute care settings, and are responsible of severe complications, especially in older adults. Although the literature has suggested a large number of instruments for the assessment of fall risk, their validity is questionable. Objective. A prospective cohort study was designed to test the performance of FRASS (Fall Risk Assessment Scoring System) in identifying at risk patients. Methods and Subjects. All patients aged > 65 years admitted to seven Medical Units of Bergamo Hospital (Italy) between November 1, 2007 and January 31, 2008 were screened with the FRASS. Results. Falls occurred in 16/564 (2.8%) patients. FRASS sensitivity and specificity were low (50% and 59%, respectively). Since this instrument classifies too many patients who do not fall as at risk, and some patients who fall at no risk, its implementation in our hospital cannot be recommended.
|Titolo:||Determinazione del valore predittivo di una scala di valutazione del rischio di cadute in pazienti ospedalizzati|
DESTREBECQ, ANNE LUCIA LEONA (Secondo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/45 - Scienze Infermieristiche Generali, Cliniche e Pediatriche|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2008|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1702/375.4387|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|