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Frequently observed risk factors for fall-related injuries and effective preventive interventions: a multihospital survey of nurses’ perceptions


Tzeng, Huey-Ming, Yin, Chang-Yi


Journal Of Nursing Care Quality, Volume: 28, No.: 2, Pages.: 130-138

Year of Publication



There is an urgent need to prioritize the risk factors for injurious falls and effective interventions in nursing practice. Registered nurses perceived that the most frequently observed risk factors were confusion, gait problems, Alzheimer disease, disorientation, and inability to follow safety instructions. The most effective interventions were keeping hospital bed brakes locked, keeping floor surfaces clean/dry, using appropriate footwear for patients, maintaining a call light within reach, and reducing tripping hazards.;

Bibtex Citation

@article{Tzeng_2013, doi = {10.1097/ncq.0b013e3182780037}, url = {}, year = 2013, publisher = {Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health)}, volume = {28}, number = {2}, pages = {130--138}, author = {Huey-Ming Tzeng and Chang-Yi Yin}, title = {Frequently Observed Risk Factors for Fall-Related Injuries and Effective Preventive Interventions}, journal = {Journal of Nursing Care Quality} }


accidental falls, adult, alzheimer disease, attitude of health personnel, epidemiology, fall, falls, female, humans, male, measures, middle aged, nursing, nursing staff hospital, patient safety, perception, prevention, prevention & control, psychology, risk factors, statistics & numerical data, various

Countries of Study


Types of Dementia

Alzheimer’s Disease

Types of Study


Type of Outcomes

Prevention and/or management of co-morbidities


Hospital Inpatient Care

Type of Interventions

Non-pharmacological Treatment

Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions