Falls are the most common cause of injury in old age elderly people living in residential care facilities experience three times more falls than those living in the community although falls can be caused by multiple factors, impaired mobility caused by gait and balance disorders is one of the most common factors.
Secondary outcomes include falls rate, number of fallers, number of emergency room visits due to falls, number of physician visits due to falls, number of fractures, costs, and number of intervention-related harms (eg, muscle soreness related to exercise. 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.
The literature review presented valid evidence and information to support the authors’ argument for the need for a fall prevention program to discuss and educate people on ways to reduce the consequences of falling and provide information on safety to prevent falls.
Previous article in issue: leading the development of nursing within a nursing development unit: the perspectives of leadership by the team leader and a professor of nursing hospital fall risk assessment tools: a critique of the literature authors this article will examine the current state of knowledge in regard to fall risk. Falls risk assessment: a literature review purpose the purpose of this literature review is to determine falls risk among elderly individuals and identify the most common causes of falls also included in this review is an overview of current. International journal of scientific study 27 april-june 2013 | volume 01 | issue 01 review article of falls depend not only on an individual’s risk factors but the manner in which the person falls.
This qualitative research critique will analyze the problem statement, purpose and research questions, literature review and conceptual framework of qualitative study on the impact of falling in frail older persons and family caregivers: foundations for an intervention to prevent falls. Here is a really good example of a scholary research critique written by a student in edrs 6301 the student who submitted this paper last semester earned a 100 on his critique the content of the paper is right on track. Articlereviewed: pesch,udo,“administratorsandaccountability:thepluralityofvaluesystemsinthepublic domain”,publicintegrity,fall,2008,vol10.
Checklist for reading and critiquing a research article 1 critiquing the research article a title describes the article b abstract summarizes the article c introduction makes the purpose clear d problem is properly introduced e purpose of the study is explained f research question(s) are clearly presented g. Review article google scholar search engine was searched: stage search terms articles comment 1 falls and older people 318, 000 numerous articles, some relevant: (3) in reference list 2 falls in elderly in advanced search box, date 1990- 2002 35, 800 large number articles found, some relevant.