Determinazione del valore predittivo di una scala di valutazione del rischio di cadute in pazienti anziani ospedalizzati

Translated title of the contribution: Determination of the predictive value of a fall risk assessment scale in hospitalized elderly patients

Cristina Caldara, Anne Destrebecq, Luisa Savoldi

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Abstract

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.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)151-155
Number of pages5
JournalAssistenza infermieristica e ricerca : AIR
Volume27
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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Determinazione del valore predittivo di una scala di valutazione del rischio di cadute in pazienti anziani ospedalizzati. / Caldara, Cristina; Destrebecq, Anne; Savoldi, Luisa.

In: Assistenza infermieristica e ricerca : AIR, Vol. 27, No. 3, 2008, p. 151-155.

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