Short Educational Intervention On Fall Prevention For Hospitalized Adults And Elderly
Objective: To analyze the effect of an individualized education using a short leaflet on the prevention of falls in adults and elderly hospitalized.
Method: Prospective study consists of three steps: application checklist on knowledge of falls, presentation of a leaflet on falls and repetition of questions about knowledge of falls after the intervention.
Results: The study included 49 patients with a mean age 47.06; 34 the majority (69.4%) were women, 31 (63.3%) was married, they had an average of 9.06 studies. most prevalent medical diagnostics, and the gastro-intestinal endocrine system, both with 8 (16.3%), followed by cardiovascular 7 (14.3%). It was observed that the arrangements of responses prior to the application of the intervention were lower than the arrangements of the responses after the intervention. The same happened to the errors and the responses considered in part.
Conclusion: Educational intervention on prevention of falls had a positive effect on learning of hospitalized patients.
Descriptors: Nursing Care; Accidental falls; Health education.
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