The reliability of the Hendrich Fall Risk Model in a geriatric hospital.

  title={The reliability of the Hendrich Fall Risk Model in a geriatric hospital.},
  author={Cornelia Heinze and Ruud J. G. Halfens and Theo W. N. Dassen},
  journal={International journal of older people nursing},
  volume={3 4},
Aims and objectives.  The purpose of this study was to test the interrater reliability of the Hendrich Fall Risk Model, an instrument to identify patients in a hospital setting with a high risk of falling. Background.  Falls are a serious problem in older patients. Valid and reliable fall risk assessment tools are required to identify high-risk patients and to take adequate preventive measures. Methods.  Seventy older patients were independently and simultaneously assessed by six pairs of… CONTINUE READING
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