AuthorWest, Betty Johansen, 1931-
AdvisorVan Ort, Suzanne
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThe purpose of this study was to describe the characteristics of falls and risk factors for falls in elderly male veterans residing in a Veterans Affairs nursing home care unit. Risk factors included cognitive status, mobility status, and restraint use. Relationships between risk factors and falls were investigated using a two-phase descriptive correlational design. Nursing and medical records of residents who fell were reviewed retrospectively, and assessment of cognitive status was done using the Mini-mental Status Exam. The convenience sample included 20 male veterans, age 65 and older, who had at least one documented fall from the year of January 1991 through December, 1991. Results were not statistically significant; however, trends in the data were identified. Findings were clinically significant and validated literature on risk factors for falling.
Degree ProgramGraduate College