6 Nov To translate, validate and examine the reliability and validity of a Chinese version of the Hendrich II Fall risk Model (HFRM) in predicting falls in. TARGET POPULATION: The Hendrich II Fall Risk Model is intended to be used in the acute care setting to identify adults at risk for falls. The Model is being. Objective: To explore the sensibility and specificity of StratifyHendrich II Fall Risk Model and Morse Fall Scale in predicting the risk of falling for the elderly.

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Validity was determined using construct validity and convergent validity. Generally, scales with more items will have higher Crobach’s alpha coefficient.

DOCX Click here for additional data file. This tool was developed specifically for the risk assessment of patient falls in hospital and the scale needs only 3—5 minutes to complete [ 9 ]. Even though many scholars tried to develop various fall risk assessment tools for different people, none of them with a recognized reliability and validity and better predictive ability is suitable for all types of people [ 6 ].

Results Characteristics of the subjects A total of subjects were enrolled in this study male and female. Now there are over ten scales used for the evaluation of fall risk in the elderly, ik them, about Stratify, Hendrich II Fall Risk Model and Morse Fall Scale, there are more and more mature researches [ 5 ].

Falls occurred for32 participants during hospitalization.

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Therefore, clinically nurses should adopt them based modell the features and requirements of the elderly patients. However, due to its fall risk factors of assessment, such as consciousness, gait, history of falling and vision, it is recommended to be selected for the assessment of the elderly population who are older and frail, and have unstable gait and poor vision.

HFRM has been adapted to different cultures in the world. Open in a separate window. At present, there are few rating scales which is used to predict the fall risk specially, reported in China, so this study applies Stratify, Modsl II Fall Risk Model, and Morse Fall Scale, which are commonly used in clinical, to estimate the fall risk of the elderly riek, explores their discriminant validity and correlativity, and provides objective basis for clinical nurses in preventing the elderly patients fall.


So it can help to distinguish the high risk group in the elderly patients. Content validity was excellent, with a content validity ratio of 0. The evaluation for fall risk factors is essential to prevent falls. The items were found loading into three factors, and the cumulative percentage accounted for Two researchers evaluated the same subjects independently. Hendrich Fall Risk Model was first used to nodel the balance function of the elderly patients with stroke [ 1112 ].

After obtaining the consent of the author Dr. January 31, Visit for more related articles at Biomedical Research. After the first evaluation, all participants were evaluated every week using riwk same instrument.

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Some test content of Stratify and MFS, such as history of falling and over one underling diseases, need be recalled by patients. And the correlativity of the risk of falling in the patients which were evaluated by the three rating scales were tested by the Spearman rank correlation coefficients.

There are dozens of fall related assessment tools, but lack of reliability and validity of studies, so they cannot be generalized.

The intra-class correlation coefficient ICC of inter-rater reliability was 0. The panel group agreed that all items of the HFRM were relevant to detect the likelihood of hndrich in at-risk patients. The instrument consists of eight variables: Introduction Falls are described as any sudden, unexpected and unintentional occurrence resulting in a patient landing on the ground or at lower level [ 1 ].

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The optimal cut-off score for screening at risk patients was 5 with an area under the ROC curve of 0. Hendrich II fall risk model: With the coming of population-aging, the aging population increases.

Intraclass correlation coefficient ICC was used to assess the test-retest and inter-rater reliability. These results provided rusk evidence for the choice of the HFRM to screen older patients at risk of falling in acute care settings [ 16 ], and supported the results of the present study. In addition, all of they gave written informed consent. Falls are described as any hedrich, unexpected and unintentional occurrence resulting in a patient landing on the ground or at lower level [ 1 ].


Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Ris. How to try this: The reliability of the Chinese version of the HFRM was determined using the internal consistency and test-rested methods. Sixty cases were evaluated again by the same researcher 3 days after the first gall. Two testers trained applied three rating scales, including Stratify, Hendrich II Fall Risk Model and Morse Fall Scale, to assess the risk of fall for elderly in-patients in our hospital at same time.

Finally, although this Chinese version of the HFRM showed good reliability and validity in assessing the fall risk of elderly inpatients, other scale translated in Chinese may also be good. After that, the test started officially. Hendrih, foreign experts suggest that Stratify can be regarded as a simple testing method for basic movement ability of elderly population [ 78 ].

The results shows that StratifyHendrich II Fall Risk Model and Morse Fall Scale have close correlation in the assessment of fall risk of the elderly patients, which indicates that the three scales have better consistency in the possibility of evaluating the occurrence of falling. Therefore, even though the scale had a low Crobach’s alpha coefficient, it might be more welcome by the hospital medical workers because of its simplicity. When testing, the patients were permitted to use ambulatory aids, such as cane and walking aids, but no help henvrich other people.

Funding Statement The authors have no support or funding to report.