Short Educational Intervention On Fall Prevention For Hospitalized Adults And Elderly

  • MAYARA MUNIZ PEIXOTO RODRIGUES JOSÉ RODRIGUES MUNIZ FILHO AND GILVANETE MUNIZ DIAS RODRIGUES
  • ELAYNI ENOLY SOUSA FRANCO Bachelor of Nursing, Federal University of Paraiba. João Pessoa, Paraiba, Brazil.
  • RENATA MAIA DE MEDEIROS FALCÃO Postgraduate Nursing Program, Federal University of Paraiba. João Pessoa, Paraiba, Brazil. João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • RAFAELLA FELIX SERAFIM VERAS Bachelor of Nursing, Federal University of Paraiba. João Pessoa, Paraiba, Brazil.
  • JACIRA DOS SANTOS OLIVEIRA Academic Unit of Life Sciences, Teacher’s Training Center, Federal University of Paraiba. João Pessoa, Paraiba, Brazil.
  • CLEIDE REJANE DAMASO DE ARAÚJO Academic Unit of Life Sciences, Teacher’s Training Center, Federal University of Paraiba. João Pessoa, Paraiba, Brazil.
  • MARIA DAS GRAÇAS MELO FERNANDES Academic Unit of Life Sciences, Teacher’s Training Center, Federal University of Paraiba. João Pessoa, Paraiba, Brazil.
  • AMANDA MELO FERNANDES Physician Student, Federal University of Paraiba. João Pessoa, Paraiba, Brazil.
  • JULIANA KELLY BATISTA DA SILVA Nursing Student, Federal University of Paraiba. João Pessoa, Paraiba, Brazil.
  • NIEDJA CESÁRIO DUARTE Nursing Student, Federal University of Paraiba. João Pessoa, Paraiba, Brazil.
  • WELISSON SILVA Physician Student, Federal University of Paraiba. João Pessoa, Paraiba, Brazil.
  • RAFAELA RODRIGUES CARVALHO DE LIMA Nursing Student, Federal University of Paraiba. João Pessoa, Paraiba, Brazil.

Abstract

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.

Published
Jan 25, 2017
How to Cite
RODRIGUES, MAYARA MUNIZ PEIXOTO et al. Short Educational Intervention On Fall Prevention For Hospitalized Adults And Elderly. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 9, jan. 2017. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/2102>. Date accessed: 18 nov. 2017. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/2267.
Section
Geriatrics