Title

Hospital Fall Risk Assessment Tools: A Critique of the Literature

Document Type

Journal Article

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Nursing and Public Health

RAS ID

2006

Comments

This article was originally published as: Myers, H. (2003). Hospital fall risk assessment tools: a critique of the literature. International journal of nursing practice, 9(4), 223-235. Original article available here

Abstract

There are numerous fall risk assessment tools developed for use by nurses in hospitals; however, few of them have established validity and reliability. This article will examine the current state of knowledge in regard to fall risk assessment tools through review and critique of the literature on the topic. Recommendations for future research on fall risk assessment tools will be made and a conceptual framework detailing the relationship between the variables involved in assessing the accuracy of fall risk assessment tools will be presented.

DOI

10.1046/j.1440-172X.2003.00430.x

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1046/j.1440-172X.2003.00430.x