Does depression predict falls among home health patients? Using a clinical-research partnership to improve the quality of geriatric care. Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Accidental Falls
  • Depressive Disorder

abstract

  • This study found that patients with depressed mood or anhedonia identified on the OASIS were nearly three times more likely to fall. The authors describe the ways these findings are being used in a fall prevention program. The clinical-research partnership used in the study was found to help agencies develop clinically driven research, analyze clinical and administrative data for quality improvement, and provide a foundation for research consultation/collaboration in applied settings.

publication date

  • June 2004

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 15184780

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 384

end page

  • 9; quiz 390-1

volume

  • 22

number

  • 6