Evid Based Nurs 6:114 doi:10.1136/ebn.6.4.114
  • Treatment

A multifactorial intervention after a fall did not prevent falls in elderly patients with cognitive impairment and dementia

Multifactorial intervention v conventional care for preventing falls in elderly, cognitively impaired patients after a fall*

Outcomes at 1 year Multifactorial intervention Conventional care RRR (95% CI) NNT
Proportion of patients who fell 74% 80% 8% (−5 to 19) Not significant
*AE = accident and emergency; other abbreviations defined in glossary. RRR, RRI, and CI calculated from data in article.
Major injury rate 28% 21% 32% (−13 to 100) Not significant
Fall related AE department attendance 40% 32% 25% (−9 to 72) Not significant
Fall related hospital admission 15% 13% 11% (−39 to 100) Not significant
Mortality 21% 20% 3% (−35 to 64) Not significant

This Article

Free Sample

This recent issue is free to all users to allow everyone the opportunity to see the full scope and typical content of EBN.
View free sample issue >>

EBN Journal Chat

The EBN Journal Chat offers readers the opportunity to participate in discussion about research articles and commentaries from Evidence Based Nursing (EBN).

How to participate >>

Don't forget to sign up for content alerts so you keep up to date with all the articles as they are published.

Navigate This Article