Thompson, P. W., Jones, C., Dawson, P., Thomas, P. and Villar, T., 2005. An in-service evaluation of hip protector use in residential homes. Age and Ageing, 34 (1), pp. 52-56.
Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://ageing.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstr...
Background: the establishment of a hip protector service has allowed us to study eligibility, acceptability and compliance with use, reasons for non-use, and the effect of dementia, confusion, incontinence and risk of falling. Methods: all residents in all residential homes in Poole were assessed at baseline. All eligible residents were offered 1 week's trial of protectors and those who wished to continue were given a set of protectors. Compliance was assessed at 3, 6 and 12 months. Percentages shown for compliance exclude those who died, were transferred, had lost data or in whom follow-up was not yet completed. Results: over 18 months, 873 residents from 47 homes were identified (mean age 88 years, female:male 4.5:1). Of these, 745 were considered eligible to wear protectors (86%) and 535 agreed to wear them after 1 week (72%). Compliance over 12 months was 78%. Most wearers wore protectors every day. At 3 months, 83% of demented compared to 73% of not demented residents (P = 0.023), 86% of always confused, 77% of sometimes confused and 72% of never confused (P < 0.009) and 82% of incontinent compared to 73% of continent residents (P = 0.024) were wearing hip protectors. There was a positive linear trend between the risk of falling and compliance (P = 0.048). Conclusions: the results suggest that there is a 48% chance of a resident wearing the protectors after 1 year. The higher compliance among those with dementia, confusion, incontinence and at high risk of falling supports the concept that hip protectors are worn by those at greatest risk of fracture.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||falls, eligibility, compliance, dementia, incontinence|
|Subjects:||Technology > Medicine and Health > Medicine and Surgery|
|Group:||School of Health and Social Care > Centre for Postgraduate Medical Research and Education|
|Deposited By:||Professor Paul Thompson|
|Deposited On:||23 Jul 2008 14:38|
|Last Modified:||07 Mar 2013 14:49|
|Repository Staff Only -|
|BU Staff Only -|
|Help Guide -||Editing Your Items in BURO|