A randomized trial comparing digital video disc with written delivery of falls prevention education for older patients in hospital

Hill, Anne-Marie, McPhail, Steven, Hoffmann, Tammy, Hill, Keith, Oliver, David, Beer, Christopher, Brauer, Sandra and Haines, Terry P. (2009) A randomized trial comparing digital video disc with written delivery of falls prevention education for older patients in hospital. Journal of American Geriatric Society, 57 8: 1458-1463.


Author Hill, Anne-Marie
McPhail, Steven
Hoffmann, Tammy
Hill, Keith
Oliver, David
Beer, Christopher
Brauer, Sandra
Haines, Terry P.
Title A randomized trial comparing digital video disc with written delivery of falls prevention education for older patients in hospital
Journal name Journal of American Geriatric Society   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0002-8614
1532-5415
Publication date 2009-08
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2009.02346.x
Volume 57
Issue 8
Start page 1458
End page 1463
Total pages 6
Place of publication New York, United States
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Formatted abstract OBJECTIVES: To compare the effectiveness of a digital video disc (DVD) with that of a written workbook delivering falls prevention education to older hospital patients on self-perceived risk of falls, perception of falls epidemiology, knowledge of prevention strategies, and motivation and confidence to engage in self-protective strategies. To compare the effect of receiving either education approach versus no education on patients' perception of falls epidemiology.
DESIGN: Randomized trial (DVD vs workbook) with additional quasi-experimental control group.
SETTINGS: Geriatric, medical, and orthopedic wards in Perth and Brisbane, Australia.
PARTICIPANTS: One hundred (n=51 DVD, n=49 workbook) hospital inpatients aged 60 and older receiving an intervention (mean age 75.3±10.1) and 122 in the control group (mean age 79.3±8.3).
INTERVENTION: Participants randomly assigned to receive identical educational material on falls prevention delivered on a DVD or in a workbook. Control group received usual care.
MEASUREMENTS: Custom-designed survey addressing elements of the Health Belief Model of health behavior change.
RESULTS: Participants randomized to DVD delivery had a higher self-perceived risk of falling (P=.04) and higher levels of confidence (P=.03) and motivation (P=.04) to engage in self-protective strategies than participants who received the workbook. A higher proportion of participants who received either form of the education provided “desired” responses than of control group participants across all knowledge items (P<.001).
CONCLUSION: Delivery of falls prevention education on a DVD compared to a written workbook is more likely to achieve important changes in parameters likely to affect successful uptake of falls prevention messages in the hospital setting.
Keyword Accidental falls
Hospital
Inpatients
Prevention
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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