Stephanie Gettens

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RATIONALE, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES Falls in hospital are costly and may impact psychologically on fallers causing them to avoid mobilization, thereby affecting recovery rate and hospital length of stay. The study aim was to investigate the relationships between fear of falling, falls risk, in-hospital falls and hospital length of stay. METHOD A convenience(More)
AIM To understand the patient's perspective of falling in hospital. BACKGROUND A fall in hospital can affect a patient physically and psychologically, increasing their hospital length of stay and potentially putting them at risk of further complications. Despite a wealth of literature on falls that focuses on risk assessment, preventive interventions and(More)
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