Perspectives of recently discharged patients on hospital fall-prevention programs

Huey Ming Tzeng, Chang Yi Yin

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The aim of this exploratory study was to understand the opinions and observations of recently discharged senior patients concerning the fall-prevention education received during their most recent hospitalization. The focus was on the extrinsic risk factors for falls. This project was conducted in a Michigan home care agency. Participants had to be Medicare home care patients, discharged from the affiliated hospital within 30 days, 65 years or older, and alert. Practical implications that might lead to fewer falls in the future as the goal of this research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)42-49
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Nursing Care Quality
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Accidental falls
  • Hospitals
  • Patient-centered care
  • Patients
  • Patients' rooms
  • Safety

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing


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