Home care providers’ experience of translating evidence-based fall prevention programs into practice

Kyeongra Yang, Kimberly M. Colorito, Kathryn H. Bowles, Gail R. Woomer, Christopher M. Murtaugh

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Abstract

The purpose of the study was to obtain exploratory, descriptive information that would provide insights into the barriers to and facilitators of the implementation of fall prevention programs in home care settings. The study employed a qualitative approach through a series of focus groups with home care providers who work with patients with diabetes (N = 29). The study identified teamwork, resistance to change, and patient’s readiness as major factors in fall prevention practice at home care. Understanding health-care providers’ experiences with fall prevention in home care settings has the potential to facilitate better translation of evidence to practice for community-dwelling older adults.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)182-193
Number of pages12
JournalHome Health Care Services Quarterly
Volume38
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 3 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health Policy
  • Community and Home Care
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

Keywords

  • EBP
  • Falls
  • diabetes
  • focus group
  • home care providers

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