Duncan McKechnie

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of the study was to describe the characteristics of patients who fall in the inpatient traumatic brain injury (TBI) rehabilitation setting. SETTING Specialized inpatient TBI rehabilitation unit. PARTICIPANTS Fifty-four patients with history of falls and 55 nonequivalent patients without history of falls. DESIGN Retrospective(More)
PURPOSE To examine patient characteristics that contribute to falls in the inpatient traumatic brain injury (TBI) rehabilitation setting. METHOD A three-round modified Delphi technique that engaged a multidisciplinary panel of 11 health experts was used. Group median score and disagreement index were used to measure agreement between participants about(More)
PURPOSE To critically appraise the research literature on the nature of falls and fallers in traumatic brain injury (TBI) rehabilitation settings. METHOD An integrative review of the literature using thematic analysis was undertaken. Papers identified via a systematic search strategy were independently appraised by two reviewers. A data extraction(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To describe the nature of falls in an inpatient traumatic brain injury rehabilitation setting. BACKGROUND Falls are the most frequently recorded patient safety incident in the inpatient context. However, higher rates of falls are reported in rehabilitation settings compared to acute care settings. In the rehabilitation setting,(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To develop a falls risk screening tool sensitive to the traumatic brain injury rehabilitation population. BACKGROUND Falls are the most frequently recorded patient safety incident within the hospital context. The inpatient traumatic brain injury rehabilitation population is one particular population that has been identified as at high(More)
AIMS This paper discusses considerations for falls risk screening tool selection vs. the need to develop new tools. BACKGROUND Inpatient falls are a complex patient safety issue that represent a significant burden for the healthcare system. In the inpatient context, falls risk screening tools are most often used for predicting falls, but in some(More)
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