Date of Award
Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscript
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Razel Milo, PhD, DNP, MSN
Falls among older adults is a major issue that has become a leading cause of injuries and deaths. This study is an evaluation of fall-risk assessment using the Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries (STEADI) tool and physical activity intervention in older adults aged 65 and above during their annual wellness visits to reduce fall-related injuries and hospitalizations. The results showed a reduction of fall-related injuries by up to 11.8% after the 12-week intervention. Patients with moderate-to-high fall risk saw a decrease in injury by 12.9%. Patients with moderate-to-high fall risk scores saw a decrease by 12.9%, from 25.9% to 13% after the intervention. The mean time spent on physical activity was 67 minutes per day. All fall-related injuries occurred with women. The three main risk factors were found to be neuropathy, medication, and balance.
Digital USD Citation
Emerson, Pittawat, "Fall Risk Assessment and Intervention to Reduce Fall-Related Injuries and Hospitalization in Older Adults" (2022). Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscripts. 184.
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