A Service Intervention to Reduce Falls in Hospital
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03192384|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified June 2017 by Professor Richard Lilford, University of Warwick.
Recruitment status was: Active, not recruiting
First Posted : June 20, 2017
Last Update Posted : June 20, 2017
The head of nursing at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) plans to roll out an intervention across groups of hospital wards over the next four months. The intervention is designed to reduce falls as part of quality improvement for the hospital. However, the head of nursing has asked the University of Warwick to help with the scientific evaluation of the intervention - to find out whether and to what extent falls on the wards are reduced by the intervention. The University of Warwick will have two functions:
- To analyse data on falls to see if there has been a statistically significant drop in fall rates before and after the intervention has been implemented across these groups of wards
- To determine a random order in which the groups of wards receive the intervention as this will make it easier to distinguish cause and effect.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Fall||Behavioral: Educational programme|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||9 participants|
|Observational Model:||Ecologic or Community|
|Official Title:||Step Wedge Cluster Randomised Trial of a Service Intervention to Reduce Falls in Hospital|
|Actual Study Start Date :||May 19, 2017|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||May 31, 2018|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||May 31, 2018|
Data from clusters before educational programme intervention implemented.
Data from clusters after educational programme intervention implemented
Behavioral: Educational programme
Educational programme for ward staff
- Rates of falls per thousand occupied bed days. [ Time Frame: Fall rates will be collated monthly over a one year period to provide a median of approximately six months pre- and six months post-intervention data points. ]We hypothesize that fall rates will decrease per 1000 Occupied Bed Days
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|University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire|
|Coventry, Warwickshire, United Kingdom, CV2 2DX|