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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF

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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 4, Issue 5, Part A (2018)

Risk of fall by using Morse scale and fall risk assessment tool among patients

Author(s)
Gautam Sakshi and Jaswal Pooja
Abstract
The objectives of the study were to assess risk of fall using Morse scale and fall risk. Assessment tool and to assess the correlation between Morse scale and fall risk assessment tool among patients admitted in hospital and to determine the association of risk of fall with selected clinical and demographic variables.
Material and Methods: Quantitative non experimental approach and descriptive research design was used in the study. 100 patients from ICU, ICCU and emergency unit were selected by convenience sampling. The tool for data collection are Morse scale and fall risk assessment tool (FRAT) i.e. which were for assessing the risk of fall. The data obtained was analysed using both descriptive and inferential statistics.
Result: Result showed that the mean percentage of Morse scale (45) and FRAT (9.18) and R value (R=0.857*, p=0.02) was statically significance at 0.05 level. Computed Chi square value with Morse score and no. of lines (31.695) found to be statistically significance and other clinical variables were not statistically significance at 0.05 level. Computed Chi square value of FRAT score and BMI (14.586), no.of lines (31.695), Systolic blood pressure(14.732) were statistically significance and other variables were not statistically significance at 0.05 level.
Conclusion: Use of Morse scale and fall risk assessment tool (FRAT) is effective in identifying and reducing risk o fall in hospital.
Pages: 12-18  |  362 Views  10 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Gautam Sakshi, Jaswal Pooja. Risk of fall by using Morse scale and fall risk assessment tool among patients. Int J Appl Res 2018;4(5):12-18.
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