The Relationship Between Different Care Units Nurses and Fall Prevention Knowledge in Acute Care Hospitals in China Based on Lasso Regression Model
American Journal of Nursing Science
Volume 9, Issue 3, June 2020, Pages: 180-185
Received: Apr. 30, 2020; Accepted: May 22, 2020; Published: May 29, 2020
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Lin Wang, Transitional Care Department, the First Affiliated Hospital of Jinan University, Guangzhou, China
Li Zhang, Department of First Class Ward, the First Affiliated Hospital of Jinan University, Guangzhou, China
Weiju Chen, School of Nursing, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China
Zhiwei Mou, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, the First Affiliated Hospital of Jinan University, Guangzhou, China
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Objective: To explore the difference of fall prevention knowledge level of nurses working on special care units and general care units in acute hospitals. Methods: Nurses in special care units and general care units from two acute care hospitals were investigated about fall prevention through a cross-sectional survey. The collected data was analyzed by using Lasso Regression Model. Results: Total of 1442 valid questionnaires were conducted including 1028 questionnaires in general care units and 414 questionnaires in special care units respectively. Through analysis by Lasso Regression Model, seven of 17 fall prevention knowledge items were statistically different in nurses working on general care units and special care units, including the definition of a fall (P=0.0001), fall prevention assessment tool currently used (p=0.0053), assessment of patient's balance and activity (p=0.0020), diseases that easily cause patients to fall (p=0.0021), assessment of patient's foot problems (p=0.0068), assessments of the patient's clothing and footwear suitability (p=0.0011), reporting process of falls (p<0.0001). Conclusion: This study showed that nurses in special care units have higher level theoretical knowledge of fall prevention than nurses in general care units, while having lower level practical knowledge of fall prevention. It suggested that Quality & Patient Safety Department in medical institution should make new plans to prevent patients from falling and ensure patient safety.
Least Absolute Shrinkage and Selection Operator (Lasso), Knowledge of Fall Prevention, Nurses in Different Care Units
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Lin Wang, Li Zhang, Weiju Chen, Zhiwei Mou, The Relationship Between Different Care Units Nurses and Fall Prevention Knowledge in Acute Care Hospitals in China Based on Lasso Regression Model, American Journal of Nursing Science. Vol. 9, No. 3, 2020, pp. 180-185. doi: 10.11648/j.ajns.20200903.28
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